Definition of equifinality in English:

equifinality

noun

technical

See equifinal

  • ‘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.’