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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 use
teleological
adjective uk   /-əˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl/ us    /-ˈlɑː.dʒɪ.kəl/
a teleological argument
Translations of “teleology”
in Chinese (Traditional) 目的論(認為一切事物均為特定目的而安排)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 目的论(认为一切事物均为特定目的而安排)…
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