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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.]
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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]
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(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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The last troops involved in Operation Telic - a group of Royal Navy trainers in the southern port of Umm Qasr - lowered the Union flag and prepared to fly home.
The UK's only presence in the country will now be a handful of consular staff at its embassy in Baghdad following the formal end of Operation Telic, which began in 2003 with the allied invasion and cost 179 British lives.
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.
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Servicemen and women injured fighting during the campaign, known as Operation Telic, and the families of those killed -who include Lance Cpl Ben Hyde, 23, of Northallerton -have been invited to attend.
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.
The 2nd Battalion of the Royal Welsh were given a heroes' reception as they paraded through the centre of the city after returning from the gruelling Operation Telic 10, their third tour of Iraq in four years.
The report, An Analysis of Operation Telic - the codename for the conflict - condemned failings by the British and US authorities.