- directed toward an end; purposeful
- Linguis. perfective
Origin of telicClassical Greek telikos from telos, an end: see telo-
Directed or tending toward a goal or purpose; purposeful.
Origin of telicGreek telikos from telos end ; see kwel-1 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more telic, superlative most telic)
- (grammar) expressing end or purpose.
- (linguistics) perfective aspect.
- tending towards a goal or definite end.
From the Ancient Greek Ï„ÎµÎ»á¿ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (telikos, “final"), from Ï„ÎÎ»Î¿Ï‚ (telos, “end").