teleo-, tel-, telo-

(Greek: end, last; result, completion, perfection, fulfillment)

Don't confuse this element with the tele- unit which means "far away, at a distance", etc.

autotelic
Relating to or believing in autotelism; being an end in itself.
autotelism
A belief that a work of art is an end in itself or its own justification.
bradyteleocinesis, bradyteleokinesia, bradyteleokinesis
1. A dyskinesia in which a movement is slowed or stopped prior to reaching its goal.
2. A disorder of movement, sometimes seen in cerebellar dysfunction, but not pathognomonic, in which a particular movement is arrested suddenly and unexpectedly and then, after a pause, the movement is completed in a slow jerky manner.
dysteleology
1. The study of apparently useless organs or parts.
2. A lack of purposefulness, or of a contribution to the final result.
3. The doctrine of purposelessness or of the absence of a final cause.
horotelic
Of or pertaining to evolution at a rate standard for a given group of plants or animals.
spermateleosis
talisman
1. An object believed to give magical powers to someone who carries or wears it; for example, a stone or jewel.
2. An object marked with magic signs and believed to confer on its bearer supernatural powers or protection.
3. Anything whose presence exercises a remarkable or powerful influence on human feelings or actions.
4. A stone, ring, or other object, engraved with figures, or characters, that are supposed to possess occult powers and which is worn as a charm or an amulet (object that is supposed to provide protection against bad luck or negative forces).
5. Etymology: from French talisman, in part via Arabic tilsam, plural form, tilsaman, a Greek loan-word; in part directly from Byzantine Greek telesma, "talisman, religious rite, payment"; earlier "consecration, ceremony"; originally, "completion", from telein, "to perform (religious rites), to pay (tax), to fulfill"; from telos, "completion, end, tax".
telangitis
An inflammation of the capillaries.
teleocracy
An organization designed to fulfill a specific purpose.
teleodynamic
teleological
teleologist
teleology
1. The study of design, ultimate causes, or purposes in natural phenomena.
2. The use of an ultimate purpose or design as a means of explaining phenomena.
3. Belief in or the perception of purposeful development toward an end, as in nature or history.
4. An activity that tends toward, or strives for, the achievement of a goal.
teleonomic
teleonomy