Definition of telicity in English:



See telic

  • ‘We show that this latter notion is strictly weaker than the traditional notion of telicity, thus demonstrating that telicity is not the sole property of event descriptions relevant to the semantics of grammatical aspect.’
  • ‘It is also useful in capturing the relationships between telicity and path structures of prepositions.’
  • ‘Quantificational approaches see telicity as a property of the predicate of an eventuality, usually described as boundedness, lack of the subinterval property, or a specified quantity.’