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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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Its core normative commitment, argued for in part one, is telic monism, the view that we have one ultimate end.
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Their pilots carried out the first attacks in GR4s using the RAF's "Storm Shadow" cruise missile during Operation Telic - the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
It began in April 2003 with the invasion of Iraq and Britain's involvement, codenamed Operation Telic, has cost pounds 10billion.
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The Basra Memorial Wall commemorates the 178 UK service personnel and one Ministry of Defence civilian who lost their lives serving in Operation Telic - Britain's six-year operation in Iraq following the 2003 invasion.
The Basra Memorial Wall marks the 178 UK service personnel and one MoD civilian, who lost their lives serving on Operation Telic, Britain''s six year operation in Iraq following the 2003 invasion.
The clash came at a reception for guests who had attended a commemoration service marking the end of Operation Telic - the Iraq campaign - and honouring the 179 British personnel who died during the six-year conflict.
The Archbishop alluded to the controversial nature of the campaign, known as Operation Telic, which brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets in protest in the run up to the war.
Mr Hutton stood with his head bowed as the names of the 179 British personnel who died during Operation Telic - the UK military mission in Iraq - were called out.