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heterotelic

[het-er-uh-tel-ik, -tee-lik] /ˌhɛt ər əˈtɛl ɪk, -ˈti lɪk/
adjective
1.
(of an entity or event) having the purpose of its existence or occurrence outside of or apart from itself.
Compare autotelic.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; hetero- + tel-2 + -ic
Related forms
heterotelism, noun
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