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English definition of “goal”

goal

noun [C]     /ɡəʊl/
a purpose, or something that you want to achieve: set (sb) a goal The sales team have set themselves a series of goals to achieve by the end of the month.reach/achieve a goal Are the changes helping the organization achieve its goals or hindering progress? the main/primary/ultimate goal an achievable goal
(Definition of goal noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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