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autotelic

[aw-tuh-tel-ik] /ˌɔ təˈtɛl ɪk/
adjective, Philosophy
1.
(of an entity or event) having within itself the purpose of its existence or happening.
Compare heterotelic.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; auto-1 + telic
Related forms
autotelism, noun
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