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causality

[kaw-zal-i-tee] /kɔˈzæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural causalities.
1.
the relation of cause and effect:
The result is the same, however differently the causality is interpreted.
2.
causal quality or agency.
Origin of causality
1595-1605
1595-1605; causal + -ity
Related forms
noncausality, noun
Can be confused
casualty, causality, causation, cause (see synonym study at cause)
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  • But the transference of the minute causalities of life into fiction was systematized by him.

    Balzac Frederick Lawton
  • We surely had a hot time there in the hot sun and shell combination, but we had no causalities.

British Dictionary definitions for causalities

causality

/kɔːˈzælɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
  1. the relationship of cause and effect
  2. the principle that nothing can happen without being caused
2.
causal agency or quality
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Word Origin and History for causalities

causality

n.

c.1600, from causal + -ity.

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