Definition of teleonomic in English:

teleonomic

adjective

  • 1Psychology. In the analysis of human personality and behaviour: studied or viewed in terms of purpose; designating behaviour which has or is inferred to have a purpose or goal; of or relating to such behaviour.

  • 2Biology. Of or relating to teleonomy.

Origin

1930s. From teleo- + nomic, in sense 2 after teleonomy.