Definition of Telic

1. a. Denoting the final end or purpose, as distinguished from ecbatic. See Ecbatic.



Definition of Telic

1. Adjective. (grammar) expressing end or purpose. ¹

2. Adjective. (linguistics) perfective aspect. ¹

3. Adjective. tending towards a goal or definite end. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Telic

1. directed toward a goal [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Telic

telex
telex machine
telexed
telexes
telexing
telfer
telferage
telfered
telferic
telfering
telfers
telford
telfords
telia
telial
telic (current term)
telically
telicities
telicity
telingo potato
teliospores
telithromycin
telium
tell-all
tell-tale
tell against
tell all

Literary usage of Telic

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1. Principles of Sociology with Educational Applications by Frederick Redman Clow (1920)
"NATURAL selection comes through nature's laws; telic selection comes only ... The difference between natural selection and telic selection will become ..."

2. A Text-book of Sociology by James Quayle Dealey, Lester Frank Ward (1905)
"SOCIAL progress is either genetic or telic. individual Progress below the human ... In the early human stages it is mainly genetic, but begins to be telic. ..."

3. General Sociology: An Exposition of the Main Development in Sociological by Albion Woodbury Small (1905)
"The system of telic ethics which the process-conception of life involves might with propriety be described as a new sanction for old virtues. ..."

4. General Sociology: An Exposition of the Main Development in Sociological by Albion Woodbury Small (1905)
"The system of telic ethics which the process-conception of life involves might with propriety be described as a new sanction for old virtues. ..."

5. Sociology: Its Development and Applications by James Quayle Dealey (1920)
"... a deathless ambition to make human life worth the living. Happiness, not misery, is the spur to higher achievement. telic Multiplication of Achievement. ..."

6. Sociology: Its Simpler Teachings and Applications by James Quayle Dealey (1909)
"... comprehend a telic policy for himself and to persevere in seeking to accomplish it. Any person who has foresight and perseverance, other things being ..."

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