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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.
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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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Related Words for causality

provenance, influence, element, motive, source, connection, ancestry, ancestor, root, embryo, producer, creator, spring, agent, seed, wellspring, roots, parentage, generator, author

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British Dictionary definitions for causality


noun plural -ties
    1. the relationship of cause and effect
    2. the principle that nothing can happen without being caused
  1. causal agency or quality
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Word Origin and History for causality


c.1600, from causal + -ity.

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