- cau·sa·tion·al, adjective
- non·cau·sa·tion, noun
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How to use causation in a sentence
It’s not necessarily causation, but it’s hard to believe that it isn’t.Can Google searches predict where coronavirus cases will soon emerge? | Philip Bump | October 29, 2020 | Washington Post
Brown says that religiosity is the variable that offers the strongest explanation, but cautions that correlation does not mean causation.
This problem comes about because neural networks can ingest so much data and encode relationships along so many dimensions, they can always find patterns—but they can’t easily figure out causation.Disco, bell bottoms, big hair…and cutting-edge A.I.? | Jeremy Kahn | September 8, 2020 | Fortune
“The key for me is to show evidence of what a facility failed to do once it was on notice about the lethality of the virus and to establish a chain of causation after notice was established,” said Greenwood, who is now a consultant.COVID-19 Lawsuit Against La Jolla Facility Could Signal More Fights to Come | Jared Whitlock | June 23, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
What we have far less of are the kind of studies that, beyond the shadow of a doubt, prove causation.Is There Really a “Loneliness Epidemic”? (Ep. 407) | Stephen J. Dubner | February 27, 2020 | Freakonomics
“The plaintiffs have to prove the causation aspect,” Shapiro told The Daily Beast.
However, association does not mean causation, and this is very important for the woman to understand.Expectant Moms, Don't Ditch SSRIs Over Autism Fears Just Yet | Emily Shire | April 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The aforementioned surveys may not be sufficient to make any firm conclusions about correlation, and much less about causation.
The new study sees a correlation—and suggests a causation—between sexting and sex, but the conclusions researchers draw are vague.
For one thing, the Redskins Rule reveals correlation, not causation.Redskins Rule Election Predictor: Obama’s Going to Lose the Election | Michael Solomon | November 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is in this way that most of those uniformities of succession are generated, which are not cases of causation.
That the effect may be frustrated, is, therefore, no objection to the universality of laws of causation.
It deserves remark, that these early generalizations did not, like scientific inductions, presuppose causation.
The theist, in short, commences with a wrong conception of causation.Theism or Atheism | Chapman Cohen
This is not the place in which to enter on an exhaustive inquiry as to the nature of causation.Theism or Atheism | Chapman Cohen
British Dictionary definitions for causation
the act or fact of causing; the production of an effect by a cause
the relationship of cause and effect
- causational, adjective
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