teleological

[ tel-ee-uh-loj-i-kuh l, tee-lee- ]
/ ˌtɛl i əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌti li- /

adjective Philosophy.

of or relating to teleology, the philosophical doctrine that final causes, design, and purpose exist in nature.
Sometimes tel·e·o·log·ic.

Origin of teleological

Related forms

tel·e·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·tel·e·o·log·i·cal, adjectivenon·tel·e·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
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