Definition of teleology noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

teleology

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noun
NAmE//ˌtiliˈɑlədʒi//
 
, NAmE//ˌtɛliˈɑlədʒi//
 
[uncountable, singular](philosophy)
 
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the theory that events and developments are meant to achieve a purpose and happen because of that
teleological
 
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NAmE//ˌtiliəˈlɑdʒɪkl//
 
, NAmE//ˌtɛliəˈlɑdʒɪkl//
 
adjective a teleological view of history
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: teleology