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teleonomic

Pronunciation: tel'e-o-nom'ik

Definition:

  1. Pertaining to teleonomy.
  2. In psychology, pertaining to those patterns of behavior that are a function of an inferred purpose or motive; a child's behavior pattern may be classified teleonomically by an observer as attention-getting.
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