Intention and Extension

Intention and Extension

Intension is an aspect of explaining the meaning of a term where the characteristics and attributes that term is composed of, so to illustrate intension let us use the noun fish which is an aquatic creature that lays eggs, has fins, a spine (vertebrate) and is covered with scales. This aspect unlocks another aspect of defining meaning, which is Extension that exemplifies what has been stated in the term's intension by providing a list of terms that carry most of or even all the attributes listed in the intension. So looking at the term Fish again but to its extension this time we have tuna, clownfish, whale, piranha and even eels as extensions of the term ...

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a fish. However, it may even have a good positive connotation especially more recently with the spread of the LGBTQ community, which started as meaning that a drag queen looks very feminine but now is used as a way of admiration.

Moving to the later one, denotation is more of a precise and literal meaning of a term taken from the dictionary. So here, a fish is an animal that lives and breathes in water has thin flat parts called fins that help it to swim.

Now that all four concepts have been explained, we shall look at the similarities and differences between them, Denotation and extension and both solid and hardly ever changing unlike Connotation and intension that are affected by the era and the society that utilize it.

We can notice that when looking at the color black for example having a connotation related to death and sorrow in the Middle East when in other Asian countries like Korea and India it does not. And so on with the intension of the color black so when I say ...

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Added: 10/12/2020 10:43:16 AM
Submitted By: ReemyrUsh
Category: English
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