Meaning of “intent” in the English Dictionary

"intent" in British English

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uk /ɪnˈtent/ us /ɪnˈtent/

intentnoun [ U ]

uk /ɪnˈtent/ us /ɪnˈtent/ formal or specialized

(Definition of “intent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"intent" in American English

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us /ɪnˈtent/

intent adjective (GIVING ATTENTION)

giving all your attention to something:

an intent look

intent adjective (DETERMINED)

determined, esp. in a way that seems silly or harmful:

The climbers wereintent on reaching the mountaintop despite the freezing temperatures.

intentnoun [ U ]

us /ɪnˈtent/ fml

something that you intend or intended to do:

There was clearly no intent to cause harm, and the judge ruled that the injury was accidental.

(Definition of “intent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"intent" in Business English

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intentnoun [ U ]

uk /ɪnˈtent/ us

the intention to do something:

intent to do sth He announced his intent to resign.
intent of (doing) sth The intent of business research is to improve the general understanding of the dynamics of the business environment.

LAW an intention to do something illegal:

The two men did not act with criminal intent.

(Definition of “intent” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)