Definition of telic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

telic

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈtelɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtelɪk//
 
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(of verbs) expressing purpose Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Greek telikos ‘final’, from telos ‘end’.
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