telos

[ tel-os, tee-los ]
/ ˈtɛl ɒs, ˈti lɒs /

noun, plural te·loi [tel-oi, tee-loi] /ˈtɛl ɔɪ, ˈti lɔɪ/.

the end term of a goal-directed process; especially, the Aristotelian final cause.

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Origin of telos

1900–05; < Greek télos; cf. tele-2
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