autotelic

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

Definition of autotelic

  1. :  having a purpose in and not apart from itself

Origin and Etymology of autotelic

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


First Known Use: 1900


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