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cau·sal·i·ty

 (kô-zăl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. cau·sal·i·ties
1. The principle of or relationship between cause and effect.
2. A causal agency, force, or quality.
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causality

(kɔːˈzælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1.
a. the relationship of cause and effect
b. the principle that nothing can happen without being caused
2. causal agency or quality
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cau•sal•i•ty

(kɔˈzæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the relation of cause and effect.
2. causal quality or agency.
[1595–1605]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.causality - the relation between causes and effects
relation - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
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Translations

causality

[kɔːˈzælɪtɪ] Ncausalidad f
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causality

[kɔːˈzælɪti] ncausalité f
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causality

nKausalität f
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causality

[kɔːˈzælɪtɪ] ncausalità
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They also provide evidence of conspicuous consumption as a mechanism for this causal relationship. The size of lottery prizes increases the value of visible assets (houses, cars, motorcycles), but not invisible assets (cash and pensions), appearing on the balance sheets of neighboring bankruptcy filers.
The WHO's Dr Margaret Chan said: "The experts agreed that a causal relationship between Zika infection during pregnancy and microcephaly is strongly suspected, though not proven."
Following a meeting of an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee, WHO director general Dr Margaret Chan said the causal relationship between infection during pregnancy and microcephaly in babies is "strongly suspected" but not scientifically proven.
A causal relationship is a way of describing how a cause and effect interact.
However, case records may lead to further studies to determine a true causal relationship. This is one example of what may turn out to be a true cause-and-effect relationship.