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English definition of “end”

end

noun (AIM)    /end/
[C] an aim, intention, or purpose: Do you have a particular end in mind?Goals and purposes to this end with this aim: He wanted science students to take an interest in the arts, and to this end he ran literature classes at his home on Sunday afternoons.Goals and purposes
(Definition of end noun (AIM) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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