Material cause

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Related to Material cause: Efficient cause
that of which anything is made.
See under Cause.

See also: Cause, Material

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The first remedy or prevention is to remove, by all means possible, that material cause of sedition whereof we spake; which is, want and poverty in the estate.
If there was a life hereafter he knew nothing of it, for he knew that science had demonstrated the existence of some material cause for every seemingly supernatural phenomenon of ancient religions and superstitions.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) here on Friday said that Poultry industry was in crisis, over production and duties on raw material cause in price hike of poultry products.
A trial court dismissed the case, in part on the grounds that the plaintiffs had not shown that the article was a material cause of the families' failure to prevail in the suits.
He identifies a limited set of materials from which schools of jurisprudence draw their materials: elements of the internal account of the law, including society as the efficient cause, social control as the material cause, institutions and procedures as the formal cause, and people as the final cause; law in relation to other disciplines such as philosophy, politics, sociology and economics, history, literature, and theology; and personal, participatory, and social values.
The phenomena of the treatise occur between the source of the efficient cause (the circular movement of the heavens) and the source of the material cause (the earth), which produces the exhalations.
the candidate for admission to the honors program must provide the material cause, and possibly even some conception of the formal cause, for what the program will hopefully produce.
Mr Vowles - who the WRU gave a maximum insurance payout of pounds 91,000 after the accident - had established that, on the balance of probabilities, this breach of duty was a material cause of his accident.
In his judgment, Mr Vowles had established on the balance of probabilities that this breach of duty was a material cause of his accident.
Aristotle called what he saw as the underlying causes of existence the efficient cause, the material cause, the formal cause, and the final cause.
Aristotle made reference to four subcategories of cause: material cause, formal cause, efficient cause, and final cause or the "purpose.
Although the Court of Appeals acknowledged an October 1996 jury finding that Pratt & Whitney "attempted to engage in monopolistic conduct which was a material cause of injury to Chromalloy," and that "Pratt & Whitney engaged in 'such conduct willfully or flagrantly,'" the Court found that the trial court's denial of Chromalloy's request for injunctive relief was not an abuse of discretion.