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  1. final cause

    Design refers to the adaptation of means to an end, the correspondence and coordination of parts, or of separate acts, to produce a result; intent and purpose overleap all particulars, and fasten on the end itself. Intention is simply the more familiar form of the legal and philosophical intent. Plan relates to details of form, structure, and action, in themselves; design considers these same details all as a means to an end. The plan of a campaign may be for a series of sharp attacks, with the design of thus surprising and overpowering the enemy. A man comes to a fixed intention to kill his enemy; he forms a plan to entrap him into his power, with the design of then compassing his death; as the law can not read the heart, it can only infer the intent from the evidences of design. Intent denotes a straining, stretching forth toward an object; purpose simply the placing it before oneself; hence, we speak of the purpose rather than the intent or intention of God. We hold that the marks of design in nature prove it the work of a great Designer. Intention contemplates the possibility of failure; purpose looks to assured success; intent or intention refers especially to the state of mind of the actor; purpose to the result of the action. Compare AIM; CAUSE; IDEA; MODEL.

    Synonyms:
    aim, design, device, end, end, intent, intention, object, plan, project, proposal, purpose, scheme

    Preposition:
    The design of defrauding; the design of a building; a design for a statue.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. final causenoun

    (philosophy) the end or purpose of a thing or process

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  1. final cause

    Synonyms:
    end, aim, object, purpose, design, intent, intention

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#245design
#288project
#317end
#480plan
#1150object
#1258purpose
#1634device
#2629proposal
#2751aim
#2803scheme
#5534intent
#7295intention

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