[ gohl-awr-ee-en-tid, ‐ohr‐ ]
/ ˈgoʊlˌɔr iˌɛn tɪd, ‐ˌoʊr‐ /
(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.
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Also especially British, goal-o·ri·en·tat·ed [gohl-awr-ee-uhn-tey-tid, ‐ohr‐] /ˈgoʊlˌɔr i ənˌteɪ tɪd, ‐ˌoʊr‐/ .
Origin of goal-oriented
First recorded in 1935–40
Words nearby goal-oriented
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Example sentences from the Web for goal-oriented
People who are hypomanic often possess heightened energy and goal-oriented drive.In Months Before Wild Capitol Scene, Miriam Carey Battled Psychosis|Michael Daly|October 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST