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



BrE BrE//ˌɔːtəʊˈtelɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɔːtoʊˈtelɪk//
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(of an activity or work of art) having a purpose or meaning simply by the fact of actually existing, being done, or having been created Word Originearly 20th cent.: from auto- ‘self’ + Greek telos ‘end’ + -ic.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: autotelic