auto telic

autotelic

[aw-tuh-tel-ik]
adjective Philosophy.
(of an entity or event) having within itself the purpose of its existence or happening.
Compare heterotelic.


Origin:
1900–05; auto-1 + telic

autotelism, noun
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autotelic

adjective
of or relating to or believing in autotelism 
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