- (of a person) focused on reaching a specific objective or accomplishing a given task; driven by purpose: goal-oriented teams of teachers.
- (of a project or plan) designed to achieve desired results; targeted: a goal-oriented budget.
Also especially British, goal-o·ri·en·tat·ed [gohl-awr-ee-uh n-tey-tid, ‐ohr‐] /ˈgoʊlˌɔr i ənˌteɪ tɪd, ‐ˌoʊr‐/.
Origin of goal-oriented
First recorded in 1935–40
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Related Words for goal-orientedenergetic, enthusiastic, earnest, determined, aggressive, resourceful, anxious, ardent, aspiring, avid, designing, desirous, driving, eager, enterprising, hopeful, hungry, industrious, inspired, intent
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