Definition of teleonomy in English:

teleonomy

noun

Biology
  • The property of living systems of being organized in such a way that their structures and processes tend towards the attainment of particular ends or outcomes.

Origin

1950s. From teleo- + -nomy.

Pronunciation

teleonomy

/ˌtiːlɪˈɒnəmi//ˌtɛlɪˈɒnəmi/