hetero-telic

heterotelic

[het-er-uh-tel-ik, -tee-lik]
adjective
(of an entity or event) having the purpose of its existence or occurrence outside of or apart from itself.
Compare autotelic.


Origin:
1900–05; hetero- + tel-2 + -ic

heterotelism, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To hetero-telic
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: hetero-tactic
Next Definition: hetero-thallic
Words Near: hetero-telic
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for hetero-telic
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing hetero-telic
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature