(n.) = intent ; mission ; point ; purpose ; drift ; meaningfulness ; objective ; agenda ; resolution ; resolve ; design. Ex: The quality of indexing is influenced by the intellectual level and intent of document content in the subject area. Ex: Its mission is to advise the three sponsoring agencies on how best to coordinate their programs in this area and to recommend priorities for action. Ex: There seems little point in hundreds of cataloguers in separate locations wading through cataloguing codes and classification schemes in order to create a variety of catalogue records for the same work. Ex: Chapters 7 and 8 introduced the problems associated with author cataloguing and have surveyed the purpose of cataloguing codes. Ex: The main drift of the proceedings concerned national libraries -- their role, functions and financing. Ex: The author challenges the meaningfulness of precision and recall values as a measure of performance of a retrieval system. Ex: An objective is an individual act intended to be carried out, and a number o which are required to be carried out in order to reach a goal. Ex: Robert Kent's sole agenda is to attack Cuba and vilify the Cuban library community while supporting the US government's interventionist destabilization policies. Ex: The Economic and Social Committee and the European Parliament will use it to broadcast their opinions and resolutions. Ex: Their faces show the stern resolve and strength of people who have no time to shilly-shally. Ex: Now this terrible message was good news to Florus; and because his design was to have a war kindled, he gave the ambassadors no answer at all. ---- * APP (a propósito) = BTW (by the way). * a propósito = deliberate ; for the record ; incidentally ; intentionally ; by the way ; in passing ; anecdotally ; purposely ; by design ; on purpose ; wilfully [willfully, -USA] ; on a sidenote ; studiously ; by the way of (a) digression ; by the by(e) ; speaking of which ; designedly ; as an aside. * a propósito de = apropos of. * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason ; for no particular reason. * buenos propósitos de Año Nuevo = New Year's resolutions. * con el propósito de = with the purpose of ; with the aim of ; in the drive to ; in a drive to ; in a move to ; with an aim to. * con el propósito de superarse uno mismo = self-improvement-oriented. * de propósito general = general-purpose. * hacerse el propósito de + Infinitivo = make it + a point to + Infinitivo ; make + a point of + Gerundio. * hecho a propósito = tailor-made [tailormade] ; custom-made ; custom-built [custom built] ; custom-designed [custom designed] ; custom-tailored [custom tailored]. * para cualquier propósito = for all purposes. * propósitos = designs. * ver el propósito = see + the point.