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teleology

tel·e·ol·o·gy

teleology

 
pronunciation:
te li a l ji [or] ti li a l ji
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part of speech: noun
inflections: teleologies
definition 1: the philosophical doctrine that final causes exist.
definition 2: the philosophical study of design or purpose in natural phenomena.
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derivations: teleological (adj.), teleologically (adv.), teleologist (n.)
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