telos

[tel-os, tee-los]
noun, plural teloi [tel-oi, tee-loi] .
the end term of a goal-directed process; especially, the Aristotelian final cause.

Origin:
1900–05; < Greek télos; cf. tele-2

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TELOS definition


1. The LeLisp Version 16 Object System. Also used in EuLisp. The object-oriented core of EuLisp. Incorporates ideas from CLOS, ObjVLisp and OakLisp. Total merging of types with classes and message-passing with normal function application.
2. A Pascal-based AI language.
["Design Rationale for TELOS, a Pascal-based AI Language", Travis et al, SIGPLAN Notices 12(8) (Aug 1977)].
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Example sentences
They must debate the telos, or ultimate purpose, of marital unions.
There's nothing worse than a product that has reached its telos, its design endpoint.
The ideas of social progress and telos go hand in hand.
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