Definition of telicity in US English:



  • See telic

    • ‘Quantificational approaches see telicity as a property of the predicate of an eventuality, usually described as boundedness, lack of the subinterval property, or a specified quantity.’
    • ‘It is also useful in capturing the relationships between telicity and path structures of prepositions.’
    • ‘We show that this latter notion is strictly weaker than the traditional notion of telicity, thus demonstrating that telicity is not the sole property of event descriptions relevant to the semantics of grammatical aspect.’