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purpose/ˈpɚpəs/noun
pluralpurposes
purpose
/ˈpɚpəs/
noun
pluralpurposes
Learner's definition of PURPOSE  
[count] : the reason why something is done or used: the aim or intention of something
[noncount] : the feeling of being determined to do or achieve something
[count] : the aim or goal of a person: what a person is trying to do, become, etc.

for (all) practical purposes

— see 1practical

on purpose

: in a way that is planned or intended: in a deliberate way

to/for all intents and purposes

— see 1intent

to the purpose

old-fashioned
: appropriate to the situation
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