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finalism

[fahyn-l-iz-uh m] /ˈfaɪn lˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
the doctrine or belief that all events are determined by their purposes or goals.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; final + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for finalism

finalism

/ˈfaɪnəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
(philosophy) the doctrine that final causes determine the course of all events
Derived Forms
finalistic, adjective
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