Definition of equifinal in English:

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equifinal

Pronunciation: /ˌēkwəˈfīnəl/ /ˌekwə-/

adjective

technical
Having the same end or result.
Example sentences
  • The equifinal trajectory is an ideal succession of angles and velocities that comprise a long window of time during which releasing the ball at any moment would lead to success.
  • Hypothesis 1 predicted that organizational performance across the sample would be higher in trade-off than in suboptimal equifinal situations.

Derivatives

equifinality

Pronunciation: /ˌēkwəfīˈnalitē/ /ˌekwə-/
noun
Example sentences
  • Heider draws a further distinction between equifinality that can arise in ‘impersonal causation’ such as the predictable ultimate resting position of a pendulum or of a marble thrown in a bowl.
  • The concepts of multifinality and equifinality can be invoked here to suggest that multiple pathways can lead to both resilience and maladaptation in the context of the reunification process.
  • Next, the principles of equifinality and multifinality are pertinent.

equifinally

adverb
Example sentences
  • In effect these can produce equifinally identical science, thus inferring that general systems theory and cybernetics are unitary.
  • This gives the transformations of lakes a clearly regressive character, hastening equifinally their disappearance.

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Syllabification: e·qui·fi·nal

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