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Teleology Definition in Context – 601 Words

Teleology definition in real context with images and synonyms and used in short passages to practice reading comprehension at the same time from the book, 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam.

/ˌtiː.liˈɒl.ə.dʒi/ (noun)

Teleology definition

in philosophy, the doctrine or tenet according to which everything that exists or any phenomenon has a particularly ultimate purpose, design or use, the study of ultimate causes in nature


Teleology or finality is a reason or an explanation for something which serves as a function of its end, its purpose, or its goal, as opposed to something which serves as a function of its cause. A purpose that is imposed by a human use, such as the purpose of a fork to hold food, is called extrinsic. Natural teleology, common in classical philosophy contends that natural entities also have intrinsic purposes, irrespective of human use or opinion.

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Parts of speech

Adjective: teleological

Adjective: teleologic

Adverb: teleologically

Noun: teleologism

Noun: teleologist

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