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(Sociology) the purposeful use of natural and social processes to obtain specific social goals
[C19: from Greek: event, from telein to fulfil, from telos end]


(ˈtɛl ə sɪs)

purposeful utilization of the processes of nature and society to attain particular social goals.
[1895–1900; < Greek télesis completion, derivative of tele-, variant s. of teleîn to complete]

telesia, telesis

the harnessing of natural and social forces for a beneficial goal.
See also: Improvement, Society
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