Meaning of entelechy

en•tel•e•chy

Pronunciation: (en-tel'u-kē), [key]
— pl. -chies.
  1. a realization or actuality as opposed to a potentiality.
  2. (in vitalist philosophy) a vital agent or force directing growth and life.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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