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causality

[ kaw-zal-i-tee ]
/ kɔˈzæl ɪ ti /
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noun, plural cau·sal·i·ties.

the relation of cause and effect: The result is the same, however differently the causality is interpreted.
causal quality or agency.

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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

1. casualty, causality 2. causality , causation, cause
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British Dictionary definitions for causality

causality
/ (kɔːˈzælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

  1. the relationship of cause and effect
  2. the principle that nothing can happen without being caused
causal agency or quality
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