Proximate cause


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A cause which immediately precedes and produces the effect, as distinguished from the remote, mediate, or predisposing cause.
That which in ordinary natural sequence produces a specific result, no independent disturbing agencies intervening.
- I. Watts.

See also: Cause, Proximate, Proximate

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I would welcome a corresponding article addressing the proximate cause of the problems: the scandalous pre-college undereducation of so many of the matriculating students.