Entelechy

Entelechy |en?tel?k?|noun ( pl. -chies) Philosophy - the realization of potential.• the supposed vital principle that guides the development and functioning of an organism or other system or organization.• Philosophy - the soul. ORIGIN late Middle English : via late Latin from Greek entelekheia (used by Aristotle), from en- ‘within’ + telos ‘end, perfection’ + …