tel·​e·​sis ˈte-lə-səs How to pronounce telesis (audio)
plural teleses ˈte-lə-ˌsēz How to pronounce telesis (audio)
: progress that is intelligently planned and directed : the attainment of desired ends by the application of intelligent human effort to the means

Word History


New Latin, from Greek, fulfillment, from telein to complete, from telos end — more at telos

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of telesis was in 1896

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Cite this Entry

“Telesis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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