causal factor

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Noun1.causal factor - a determining or causal element or factorcausal factor - a determining or causal element or factor; "education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life"
cognitive factor - something immaterial (as a circumstance or influence) that contributes to producing a result
decisive factor, clincher - a point or fact or remark that settles something conclusively
influence - a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do; "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"
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Increased prevalence of diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease, all causal factors of renal disease, drives growth of the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) sector.
Among the causal factors, Failure to Follow Established Procedures was (once again) the most common, cited in 20 of the 30.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in an investigation into causal factors resulting in the death of knee surgery patients who presented similar symptoms in Minnesota.
The Navy's Human Factors Analysis Classification System (HFACS) of accident causation defines the logical progression through which these errors can be traced and causal factors explained.
Each incident may have many possible causal factors, but no single causal factor seems to be prevalent (this holds true for LOX or OBOGS jets).
For each causal factor, a performance strategy was defined that included recommendations for the flexible and timely design and delivery of product information in easy-to-digest chunks and simulations that replicate every component of a "real world" call--from delivering the appropriate response while entering data, navigating through software applications and responding to subsequent questions the customer may ask.
Each of the following topics is addressed with opposed viewpoints: the "newness" of al-Qaeda's type of terrorism, poverty as a causal factor in terrorism, the justifiability of terrorism, the role of Islam in modern religious terrorism, the effectiveness of suicide terrorism, the threat of nuclear terrorism, military versus civil reconstruction approaches to counterterrorism, the role of democracy promotion in counterterrorism strategy, the role of the United Nations in fighting terrorism, the use of torture in counterterrorism strategy, the expansion of executive power and the constraining of civil liberties in pursuing the fight against terrorism, and the actual level of threat posed by terrorism to the United States.
What is the most frequently-cited aeromedical causal factor in naval aviation mishaps?
Patuxent River MD issued 281319Z OCT 03, which was a response to a different injury with a similar causal factor.
An overwhelming amount of cases caused by these environmental toxins contributes to the notion that it is likely a causal factor.
Recently reported observational and experimental findings support the role of CRP as a causal factor in PE.
Gravity causes a stone thrown into the air to fall back to Earth; no other forces are needed to explain this result, and this outcome is easily explained by reference to a single causal factor.