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dysteleology

[dis-tel-ee-ol-uh-jee, -tee-lee-] /ˌdɪs tɛl iˈɒl ə dʒi, -ti li-/
noun
1.
Philosophy. a doctrine denying the existence of a final cause or purpose.
2.
the assumed absence of purpose in life or nature.
3.
the evasion or frustration of a natural or normal function or purpose.
Origin of dysteleology
1870-1875
1870-75; < German Dysteleologie; see dys-, teleology
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dysteleological
[dis-tel-ee-uh-loj-i-kuh l, -tee-lee-] /ˌdɪs tɛl i əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, -ti li-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
dysteleologist, noun
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dysteleology

/ˌdɪstɛlɪˈɒlədʒɪ; -tiːlɪ-/
noun
1.
(philosophy) the denial of purpose in life Compare teleology
Derived Forms
dysteleological, adjective
dysteleologist, noun
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