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noun Sociology.
  1. deliberate, purposeful utilization of the processes of nature and society to obtain particular goals.
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Origin of telesis

First recorded in 1895–1900, telesis is from the Greek word télesis completion
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  1. the purposeful use of natural and social processes to obtain specific social goals
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Word Origin

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