[ kaw-zal-i-tee ]
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noun,plural cau·sal·i·ties.
  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

First recorded in 1595–1605; causal + -ity

Other words from causality

  • non·cau·sal·i·ty, noun

Words that may be confused with causality Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use causality in a sentence

  • Antiquity thought thunder the immediate voyce of Jupiter, and impleaded them of impiety that referred it to natural causalities.

  • But the transference of the minute causalities of life into fiction was systematized by him.

    Balzac | Frederick Lawton

British Dictionary definitions for causality


/ (kɔːˈzælɪtɪ) /

nounplural -ties
    • the relationship of cause and effect

    • the principle that nothing can happen without being caused

  1. causal agency or quality

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