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Teleology   Listen
noun
Teleology  n.  The doctrine of the final causes of things; specif. (Biol.), The doctrine of design, which assumes that the phenomena of organic life, particularly those of evolution, are explicable only by purposive causes, and that they in no way admit of a mechanical explanation or one based entirely on biological science; the doctrine of adaptation to purpose.






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