Talk:Intensional definition

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Merge[edit]

To discuss intensional or extensional definitions more clearly, it helps to discuss them both, so that they can be contrasted. This also helps for giving examples; for example y=2x and y=x+x are intensionally distinct functions but extensionally equal. I propose merging the two articles so that we can discuss both types of definition in a single, better article. — Carl (CBM · talk) 12:20, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

  • Support - both are currently stubs and are likely to stay stubs unless merged into one article. - M0rphzone (talk) 08:53, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - Each article would be more useful with the other, and many people looking for the one would also be looking for the other. Endovior (talk) 19:25, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Support The current definition implies "specifying every object that falls under the definition of the concept or term in question" can be a process that uses an intensional definition to enumerate set members by placing different values in the property types of the type. Personally, I suspect this is OK, but whether it is or not implies discussing extensional and intensional definitions together.81.155.194.28 (talk) 23:29, 23 February 2014 (UTC)