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 (tĕl′ĭk, tē′lĭk)
Directed or tending toward a goal or purpose; purposeful.

[Greek telikos, from telos, end; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]


1. directed or moving towards some goal; purposeful
2. (Grammar) (of a clause or phrase) expressing purpose
[C19: from Greek telikos final, from telos end]


(ˈtɛl ɪk, ˈti lɪk)

tending to a definite end or purpose.
[1840–50; < Greek telikós. See teleo-, -ic]
tel′i•cal•ly, adv.
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