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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (Aristotle) the state of something that is fully realized.

Usage examples (27)
  • And he already showed his hand in his praise for the entelechy.
  • The assumption of an extra-physical vis vitalis (vital force, entelechy, élan vital, etc.), as
  • Aristotle's entelechy reveals that an initial dynamic push produces material order when put into action.
  • Here form means the conceptual essence of an object; another Aristotelian name for this form is “entelechy.” for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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