• The complete realisation and final form of some potential concept or function; the conditions under which a potential thing becomes actualized.
  • A particular type of motivation, need for self-determination, and inner strength directing life and growth to become all one is capable of being; the need to actualize one's beliefs; having both a personal vision and the ability to actualize that vision from within.


  • From Late Latin entelechia, from Ancient Greek ἐντελέχεια, coined by Aristotle from ἐντελής (from τέλος) + ἔχω.

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