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telos

[tel-os, tee-los] /ˈtɛl ɒs, ˈti lɒs/
noun, plural teloi
[tel-oi, tee-loi] /ˈtɛl ɔɪ, ˈti lɔɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
the end term of a goal-directed process; especially, the Aristotelian final cause.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < Greek télos; cf. tele-2
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telos

n.

1904, from Greek telos "the end" (see tele-).

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