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teleological

[tel-ee-uh-loj-i-kuh l, tee-lee-] /ˌtɛl i əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌti li-/
adjective, Philosophy
1.
of or relating to teleology, the philosopical doctrine that final causes, design, and purpose exist in nature.
Sometimes, teleologic.
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teleologically, adverb
nonteleological, adjective
nonteleologically, adverb
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