noun, plural en·tel·e·chies.
- entangling alliances with none,
- entente cordiale,
- enter into
Origin of entelechy
Examples from the Web for entelechy
Digby rejects an internal agent, entelechy, or the Aristotelian formal and efficient causes.Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England|Charles W. Bodemer
It is here that the relation of the hypothetic transformistic principle to our concept of entelechy is concerned.
We could regard what is called catalysis solely as an agent in the service of entelechy.
The same philosopher gave to the soul the generic name of 'Entelechy' or Act.Theodicy|G. W. Leibniz
For Aristotle it was the substantial form of the body—the entelechy, but not a substance.Tragic Sense Of Life|Miguel de Unamuno
noun plural -chies metaphysics
Word Origin for entelechy
c.1600, from Greek entelekheia, from en "in" (see en- (2)) + telei, dative of telos "perfection" (see tele-) + ekhein "to have" (see scheme (n.)). In Aristotle, "the condition in which a potentiality has become an actuality."