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  • adj. Of or pertaining to teleology; showing evidence of design or purpose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to teleology, or the doctrine of design.
  • adj. showing evidence of design or purpose, especially in natural phenomena.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or relating to teleology, or the doctrine of final causes; pertaining to or of the nature of a design or purpose.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to teleology


From teleology +‎ -ical. (Wiktionary)


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  • "Withoutmfirst having a thorough understanding of the political economy of the past, any act of imagination based on contemporary feelings, values and moral convictions will be teleologically silly and misleading." Noel Pearson quoted in Tim Rowse's "Rethinking Social Justice" p. 143

    March 31, 2013