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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Assess the Full Spectrum of Causal Factors Involved.
Event and Causal Factor Charting is a flexible tool for analyzing the chronological events and causal factors of a failure.
It is a good article, but I believe the author may have missed the main causal factor for the fires and problems of using surge strips in deployed locations.
Alcohol is also a causal factor in 60 types of diseases and injuries," said the WHO expert.
Despite both popular and Mr Schluessel's belief, no one has been able to show that being "deprived" is a causal factor of ill-health.
In studies which show a positive link, placing tiny needles under the skin is not necessarily the causal factor, but could simply be an effect of taking some time off to relax.
However, the researchers suggest that rather than being a causal factor, animal diversity is simply a proxy for climate--the environmental factors that have influenced patterns of bird and mammal diversity have done the same for disease diversity.
Too often we are seeing issues on board this service with alcohol as causal factor," said PC Sykes.
Therefore, the decreased risk of breast cancer seen in women taking bisphosphonates for osteoporosis might be a statistic related to a common causal factor for both conditions (low estrogen levels).
This suggests that hunting has been underestimated as a key causal factor of orangutan density and distribution, and that species population declines have been more severe than previously estimated based on habitat loss only.
He lists 31 scientific observations that suggest a link between electromagnetic radiation (EMR) and CFS in a widely disseminated blog post: "Are Microwaves a/the Major Causal Factor in CFS/ME?
Timing of birth in relationship to winter virus season confers a differential and definable risk of developing early childhood asthma, establishing winter virus seasonality as a causal factor in asthma development, conclude the authors.