autotelic

adjective
au·to·te·lic | \ˌȯ-tō-ˈte-lik, -ˈtē- \

Definition of autotelic 

: having a purpose in and not apart from itself

First Known Use of autotelic

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for autotelic

Greek autotelēs, from aut- + telos end — more at telos

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