Telos (disambiguation)

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Telos (τέλος) is Greek for "purpose," "end," or "goal" and refers to the philosophical concept of purpose; it is related to teleology, the study of design, purpose, and intent. Telos may also refer to:


  • Telos (company), a defense contractor and software business in Ashburn, Virginia
  • The Telos Alliance, a manufacturer of equipment for broadcasting stations
  • Telos Publishing, a publishing company that deals primarily in horror/fantasy and unofficial program guides


  • Telos (journal), a journal of politics, philosophy, and critical theory, and its accompanying publishing company, Telos Press

Computer science[edit]

  • TELOS, acronym for The EuLisp Object System

In fiction[edit]

  • Telos (Doctor Who), a planet in the television series Doctor Who
  • T-elos, an antagonist in the video game series Xenosaga
  • Telos, a boss monster in the MMORPG RuneScape