final cause

noun

Definition of final cause

: something that is the end or purpose of a process used in Aristotelianism and some other teleological doctrines

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History and Etymology for final cause

Middle English

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“Final cause.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/final%20cause. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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