telos

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noun te·los \ˈte-ˌläs, ˈtē-\

Definition of telos

  1. :  an ultimate end

Origin and Etymology of telos

Greek; probably akin to Greek tellein to accomplish, tlēnai to bear — more at tolerate


First Known Use: 1904


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