What is to this end?
Similarly one may ask, what does it mean to say to that end?
to-that-end. Prepositional phrase. (formal, conjunctive, idiomatic) For that reason, with that goal, intending to produce that result.
Also, what does to this effect mean? phrase. You use to this effect, to that effect, or to the effect that to indicate that you have given or are giving a summary of something that was said or written, and not the actual words used.
Beside this, what does in this respect mean?
in this respect/in many respects. phrase. You use expressions like in this respect and in many respects to indicate that what you are saying applies to the feature you have just mentioned or to many features of something.
What does to that point mean?
phrase. Something that is to the point is relevant to the subject that you are discussing, or expressed neatly without wasting words or time. The description which he had been given was brief and to the point.