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Definition of "telic" [tel•ic]

  • Directed or tending toward a goal or purpose; purposeful. (adjective)

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Use "telic" in a sentence
  • "Wonder why they use the word telic as opposed to God?"
  • "Presumably, since society is incapable of "telic" action, the implication is that some benevolent organization (perhaps the Socialist Party?) is required to do so."
  • "I ask you this Rock, how do you suggest those titles should have been phrased to avoid anything someone like you would consider "telic"?"