What is intent?

  • (noun): The intended meaning of a communication.
    Synonyms: purport, spirit
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on intent:

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... Letter of Intent to Petition 05/21/2002 ... Letter of Intent to Petition 02/02/2007 ... Letter of Intent to Petition 04/03/1998 ...
Spectrum Sports, Inc. V. Mc Quillan - Held
... finding evidence of unfair or predatory conduct was sufficient to satisfy the specific intent and dangerous elements of the offense ... would monopolize a particular market and a specific intent to monopolize ... Intent could not be inferred by evidence of unfair or predatory conduct alone ...
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... Victims Unit "By scrutinizing motive and intent, Criminal Intent utilizes a more personal style that sets it apart from its brethren ... In Entertainment Weekly, Ken Tucker wrote that Law Order Criminal Intent was the best series of the year from the Law Order franchise and that while Law Order suffered from tired, wooden performances from actors with ... defendants wither in the face of his elegantly reasoned cross-examinations." Law Order Criminal Intent's first season received four nominations from three award ceremonies ...

More definitions of "intent":

  • (noun): An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions.
    Example: "His intent was to provide a new translation"
    Synonyms: purpose, intention, aim, design
  • (adj): Directed with intense concentration.
    Example: "An intent gaze"
    Synonyms: fixed
  • (adj): Wholly absorbed as in thought.
    Example: "So intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare
    Synonyms: absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, rapt, wrapped

Famous quotes containing the word intent:

    All great religions, in order to escape absurdity, have to admit a dilution of agnosticism. It is only the savage, whether of the African bush or the American gospel tent, who pretends to know the will and intent of God exactly and completely.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    Still, it will sometimes strike a scientific man that the philosophers have been less intent on finding out what the facts are, than on inquiring what belief is most in harmony with their system.
    Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)

    One reason why we find so few men of reasonable and agreeable conversation is that there is scarcely anyone whose mind is not more intent upon what he himself has a mind to say than on making pertinent replies to what is being said to him.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)