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intension


Your argument depends upon an intension of the concept well beyond what the real world will ever see.
  any property or quality connoted by a word or symbol — often implied by its definition
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Do not confuse intension with intention (what one plans to do).

From Wikipedia:
Intension is generally discussed with regard to extension (or denotation). Intension refers to the set of all possible things a word or phrase could describe, extension to the set of all actual things the word describes. For example, the intension of a car is the all-inclusive concept of a car, including, for example, mile-long cars made of chocolate that may not actually exist. But the extension of car is all actual instances of cars (past, present, and future), which will amount to millions or billions of cars, but probably does not include any mile-long cars made of chocolate.
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  • Your argument depends upon an intension of the concept well beyond what the real world will ever see.
  • The intension is not determined by extension.
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