teleological

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

of or relating to teleology, the philosophical doctrine that final causes, design, and purpose exist in nature.

Nearby words

  1. telencephalic flexure,
  2. telencephalon,
  3. telenovela,
  4. teleo-,
  5. teleobjective lens,
  6. teleological argument,
  7. teleology,
  8. teleomitosis,
  9. teleonomy,
  10. teleopsia

Sometimes tel·e·o·log·ic.

Origin of teleological


Related formstel·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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