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Telic, a purposeful or defined action, may refer to:

tel·ic [tel-ik, tee-lik] adjective 1.Grammar . expressing end or purpose: a telic conjunction. 2.tending to a definite end.

Origin: 1840–50; < Greek telikós pertaining to an end or cause. See tel-2, -ic

Related forms tel·i·cal·ly, adverb non·tel·ic, adjective un·tel·ic, adjective

  • A central argument of Teleology says that the world has clearly been constructed in a purposeful telic rather than a chaotic manner, and must therefore have been made by a rational being, i.e. God
  • "Operation Telic", the codename for the British military participation in the 2003 Iraq War