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intentional

Line breaks: in¦ten|tion¦al
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtɛnʃ(ə)n(ə)l
 
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Definition of intentional in English:

adjective

Done on purpose; deliberate: intentional wrongdoing and harm
More example sentences
  • Baker runs at and strikes an opponent in what appears to be a deliberate and intentional act.
  • He emphasises that the statutory offence requires a deliberate intentional act.
  • It is both intentional and conscious and unintentional and unconscious.
Synonyms
deliberate, calculated, conscious, done on purpose, intended, planned, meant, considered, studied, knowing, wilful, wanton, purposeful, purposive, purposed, premeditated, pre-planned, thought out in advance, prearranged, preconceived, predetermined;
aforethought;
voluntary, volitional
Law , dated prepense

Origin

mid 16th century (in the sense 'existing only in intention'): from French intentionnel or medieval Latin intentionalis, from Latin intentio(n-), from intendere (see intend).

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