causation


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cau·sa·tion

 (kô-zā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of causing.
2. A cause.
3. Causality.
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causation

(kɔːˈzeɪʃən)
n
1. the act or fact of causing; the production of an effect by a cause
2. the relationship of cause and effect
cauˈsational adj
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cau•sa•tion

(kɔˈzeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act or fact of causing.
2. the relation of cause to effect; causality.
3. anything that produces an effect; cause.
[1640–50; < Medieval Latin]
cau•sa′tion•al, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.causation - the act of causing something to happen
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
sending - the act of causing something to go (especially messages)
trigger, initiation, induction - an act that sets in motion some course of events
coercion, compulsion - using force to cause something to occur; "though pressed into rugby under compulsion I began to enjoy the game"; "they didn't have to use coercion"
influence - causing something without any direct or apparent effort
inducing, inducement - act of bringing about a desired result; "inducement of sleep"
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Translations

causation

[kɔːˈzeɪʃən] Ncausalidad f
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causation

nKausalität f; (of particular event)Ursache f; the law of causationdas Kausalgesetz or -prinzip
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The third consideration is the degree to which we apprehend that endless chain of causation inevitably demanded by reason, in which each phenomenon comprehended, and therefore man's every action, must have its definite place as a result of what has gone before and as a cause of what will follow.
Up to that time they had been meaningless and without apparent causation. But at college I discovered evolution and psychology, and learned the explanation of various strange mental states and experiences.
I paused, examining and analysing all the minutiae of causation, as exemplified in the change from life to death, and death to life, until from the midst of this darkness a sudden light broke in upon me --a light so brilliant and wondrous, yet so simple, that while I became dizzy with the immensity of the prospect which it illustrated, I was surprised that among so many men of genius who had directed their inquiries towards the same science, that I alone should be reserved to discover so astonishing a secret.
We may then distinguish "vital" from mechanical movements by the fact that vital movements depend for their causation upon the special properties of the nervous system, while mechanical movements depend only upon the properties which animal bodies share with matter in general.
The soul raised over passion beholds identity and eternal causation, perceives the self-existence of Truth and Right, and calms itself with knowing that all things go well.
ONE of the highest hurdles for a plaintiff to clear in a toxic tort or product liability case is proof of causation. This is because other key elements of the plaintiff's case, such as product identification, product use and even exposure, typically only require lay testimony.
Creation as Efficient Causation in Aquinas, JULIE LOVELAND SWANSTROM
To establish medical causation, the plaintiffs retained three experts to opine on the defect and the likely cause of Mrs.
Where the evidence supported an inference that defendant railroad's negligence played a part in producing plaintiff employee's injuries, the court correctly sent the causation issue to the jury in this Federal Employers' Liability Act case.
Leading construction claims and dispute resolution firm HKA has launched an integrated research programme that provides valuable insight into claims and dispute causation from major capital projects around the world, including the Gulf.
HKA has launched CRUX, an integrated research initiative that is said to provide valuable insight into claims and dispute causation from major capital projects around the world.
of death causation DR MYRA DUBLIN The following day she was examined by a GP and was found to have marked skin, blisters and oozing on her upper thigh area.