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Noun purpose has 3 senses
- purpose, intent, intention, aim, design - an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs"
--1 is a kind of goal, end
--1 has particulars: mind, idea; cross-purpose; sake; view; will
- function, purpose, role, use - what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
--2 is a kind of utility, usefulness
--2 has particulars: raison d'etre
- determination, purpose - the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; "his determination showed in his every movement"; "he is a man of purpose"
--3 is a kind of resoluteness, firmness, resolve, resolution
--3 has particulars:
| ||doggedness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, tenacity, tenaciousness, pertinacity; indefatigability, indefatigableness, tirelessness; diligence, industriousness, industry|