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teleology

noun [U] uk   /ˌtiː.liˈɒl.ə.dʒi/ us    /-ˈɑː.lə-/ specialized
(in philosophy) the belief that everything has a special purpose or usePhilosophyLogic and reason
teleological
adjective uk   /-əˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl/ us    /-ˈlɑː.dʒɪ.kəl/
a teleological argumentPhilosophyLogic and reason
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