One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Intelligent direction of effort towards the achievement of a goal or end.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Lester Frank Ward (1841–1913). From ancient Greek -τελεσις (only attested in compounds, e.g. ἐπιτέλεσις completion, Hellenistic Greek ἀποτέλεσις production) from τελεῖν to finish, complete + -σις.
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