causality

[ kaw-zal-i-tee ]
/ kɔˈzæl ɪ ti /

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.

Nearby words

  1. cauri,
  2. caus.,
  3. causa sine qua non,
  4. causal,
  5. causalgia,
  6. causality paradox,
  7. causally,
  8. causation,
  9. causationism,
  10. causative

Origin of causality

First recorded in 1595–1605; causal + -ity

Related formsnon·cau·sal·i·ty, noun

Can be confusedcasualty causalitycausality 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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Word Origin and History for causality

causality

n.

c.1600, from causal + -ity.

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