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Dictionary definition for: Intent

1. (n) an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new translation" "good intentions are not enough" "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs" "he made no secret of his d

2. (s) directed with intense concentration; "a fixed stare" "an intent gaze"

3. (n) the intended meaning of a communication

4. (s) wholly absorbed as in thought; "deep in thought" "that engrossed look or rapt delight" "the book had her totally engrossed" "enwrapped in dreams" "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"

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