What is purpose?

  • (noun): The quality of being determined to do or achieve something.
    Example: "He is a man of purpose"
    Synonyms: determination
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on purpose, purposes:

Collegiality
... Colleagues are those explicitly united in a common purpose and respecting each other's abilities to work toward that purpose ... for another's commitment to the common purpose and ability to work toward it ... used in a broad sense to mean a group of colleagues united in a common purpose, and used in proper names, such as Electoral College, College of ...
Education Quality And Accountability Office - Purpose - EQAO Vs Classroom Tests
... Classroom tests measure how well students have learned specific information provide quick results teachers can use to modify teaching strategies may have subjective components, based on the teacher’s knowledge of each student, and provide results that may not be comparable across the school, board or province EQAO tests measure students’ cumulative knowledge and skills in relation to a provincial standard are given at key stages of students’ education are administered, scored and reported on in a consistent and objective manner and provide results that are comparable across the school, board, and province from year to year. ...
General Purpose Input/Output
... General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) is a generic pin on a chip whose behavior (including whether it is an input or output pin) can be controlled (programmed) by the user at run time ... GPIO pins have no special purpose defined, and go unused by default ...
Purpose Driven
... The trademarked term purpose driven comes from the teaching of Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California ... This teaching is embodied in Warren's best-selling book, The Purpose Driven Church, first published in 1995 ... The basic premise of the Purpose Driven paradigm is for a pastor to recognize and be obedient to God's purposes for his people and his church and organize around ...

More definitions of "purpose":

  • (verb): Reach a decision.
    Synonyms: resolve
  • (noun): An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions.
    Synonyms: intent, intention, aim, design

Famous quotes containing the word purpose:

    A material resurrection seems strange and even absurd except for purposes of punishment, and all punishment which is to revenge rather than correct must be morally wrong, and when the World is at an end, what moral or warning purpose can eternal tortures answer?
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    ... my one aim and concentrated purpose shall be and is to show that women can learn, can reason, can compete with men in the grand fields of literature and science ... that a woman can be a woman and a true one without having all her time engrossed by dress and society.
    M. Carey Thomas (1857–1935)

    A doctrine serves no purpose in itself, but it is indispensable to have one if only to avoid being deceived by false doctrines.
    Simone Weil (1909–1943)