final cause definition

  • noun:
    • the conclusion, design, or item, that everything is done.
    • (viewpoint) the conclusion or purpose of a thing or process
    • the end, design, or object, which is why any such thing is done.
    • (philosophy) the conclusion or purpose of anything or process
    • the end, design, or object, for which anything is performed.
    • (philosophy) the finish or purpose of a thing or process
    • the finish, design, or item, which is why any such thing is completed.
    • the finish, design, or object, which is why everything is performed.
    • (viewpoint) the conclusion or reason for something or procedure
    • (philosophy) the end or function of something or process
  • adjective:
    • View under Reason.
    • See under Reason.
    • See under Cause.
    • See under Influence.
    • View under Reason.

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