heterotelic

heterotelic
heterotelism, n.
/het'euhr euh tel"ik, -tee"lik/, adj.
(of an entity or event) having the purpose of its existence or occurrence outside of or apart from itself. Cf. autotelic.
[1900-05; HETERO- + TEL-2 + -IC]

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  • heterotelic — het·ero·telic …   English syllables

  • heterotelic — het•er•o•tel•ic [[t]ˌhɛt ər əˈtɛl ɪk, ˈti lɪk[/t]] adj. pho (of an entity or event) having the purpose of its existence or occurrence outside of or apart from itself Compare autotelic • Etymology: 1900–05 het er•o•tel′ism, n …   From formal English to slang

  • heterotelic —   a. not autotelic …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • heterotelic — |hed.ərō+ adjective Etymology: heter + telic : existing for the sake of something else : having an extraneous end or purpose contrasted with autotelic * * * heterotelism, n. /het euhr euh tel ik, tee lik/, adj. (of an entity or event) having the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • autotelic — autotelism, n. /aw teuh tel ik/, adj. Philos. (of an entity or event) having within itself the purpose of its existence or happening. Cf. heterotelic. [1900 05; AUTO 1 + TELIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • autotelic — au•to•tel•ic [[t]ˌɔ təˈtɛl ɪk[/t]] adj. pho (of an entity or event) having within itself the purpose of its existence or happening Compare heterotelic • Etymology: 1900–05 au to•tel′ism, n …   From formal English to slang

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