[ tel-uh-sis ]
/ ˈtɛl ə sɪs /

noun Sociology.

deliberate, purposeful utilization of the processes of nature and society to obtain particular goals.

Origin of telesis

First recorded in 1895–1900, telesis is from the Greek word télesis completion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for telesis

/ (ˈtɛlɪsɪs) /


the purposeful use of natural and social processes to obtain specific social goals

Word Origin for telesis

C19: from Greek: event, from telein to fulfil, from telos end
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