noun, plural en·tel·e·chies.
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Origin of entelechy
OTHER WORDS FROM entelechyen·te·lech·i·al [en-tuh-lek-ee-uhl], /ˌɛn təˈlɛk i əl/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for entelechy
Shall we say with Aristotle, that the soul is the entelechy or form of an organized living body?Phaedo|Plato
In particular, he picked out the Aristotelian "entelechy" to stop a gap in the philosophy of his own age.'
Entelechy was a useful name for X, the more so as it had the authority of Aristotle, the master of scholasticism.
We could regard what is called catalysis solely as an agent in the service of entelechy.
Let us again apply the name entelechy to that which lies at the very beginning of all individual morphogenesis.