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relating to or involving the explanation of phenomena in terms of the purpose they serve rather than of the cause by which they arise.
"teleological narratives of progress"
relating to the doctrine of design and purpose in the material world.
"a teleological view of nature"
relating to the branch of metaphysics dealing with the nature of being.
showing the relations between the concepts and categories in a subject area or domain.
"an ontological database"