Intension vs Adjust - What's the difference?

intension | adjust |

As a noun intension

is intensity or the act of becoming intense .

As a verb adjust is

to modify.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(en noun)
  • intensity or the act of becoming intense .
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Sounds likewise do rise and fall with the intension or remission of the wind.
  • (logic, semantics) Any property or quality connoted by a word, phrase or other symbol, contrasted to actual instances in the real world to which the term applies.
  • * Sir W. Hamilton
  • This law is, that the intension of our knowledge is in the inverse ratio of its extension.
  • (dated) A straining, stretching, or bending; the state of being strained.
  • the intension of a musical string

    Usage notes

    Not to be confused with intention.

    Derived terms

    * intensional






    (en verb)
  • To modify.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= A new prescription , passage=As the world's drug habit shows, governments are failing in their quest to monitor every London window-box and Andean hillside for banned plants. But even that Sisyphean task looks easy next to the fight against synthetic drugs. No sooner has a drug been blacklisted than chemists adjust their recipe and start churning out a subtly different one.}}
  • To improve or rectify.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=Towards the end of poverty
  • , date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838, page=11, magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=But poverty’s scourge is fiercest below $1.25 (the average of the 15 poorest countries’ own poverty lines, measured in 2005 dollars and adjusted for differences in purchasing power): people below that level live lives that are poor, nasty, brutish and short.}}
  • To settle an insurance claim.
  • To change to fit circumstances.
  • Synonyms

    * (to modify something) change, edit, modify, set

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from adjust) * adjustable * adjuster * adjustment * disadjust * misadjust * overadjust * readjust