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noun te·le·ol·o·gy \ˌtel-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē, ˌtēl-\

Medical Definition of teleology

plural teleologies

  1. 1a:  the study of evidences of design in natureb:  a doctrine (as in vitalism) that ends are immanent in naturec:  a doctrine explaining phenomena by final causes

  2. 2:  the fact or character attributed to nature or natural processes of being directed toward an end or shaped by a purpose

  3. 3:  the use of design or purpose as an explanation of natural phenomena

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a division or portion of a pool or whole

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