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cau·sa·tion

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

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

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.
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"
Translations

causation

[kɔːˈzeɪʃən] Ncausalidad f

causation

nKausalität f; (of particular event)Ursache f; the law of causationdas Kausalgesetz or -prinzip
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It's important to note, wrote Barch and Gorham, that these results are correlational, not causational. It could be that participating in sports leads to increased hippocampal volume and decreased depression, or it could be that children who are more depressed are less likely to engage in sports and also have smaller hippocampal volume.
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While a causational relationships between depression and anxiety and somatic complaints (even when they are unexplained) has not been established in the literature, the fact that they are correlational is unquestioned (Agiiera, Failde, Cervilla, DtazFernandez, & Mico, 2010; Gerrits et al., 2012).
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