causation

[ kaw-zey-shuhn ]
/ kɔˈzeɪ ʃən /

noun

the action of causing or producing.
the relation of cause to effect; causality.
anything that produces an effect; cause.

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Origin of causation

1640–50; <Medieval Latin causātiōn- (stem of causātiō), equivalent to causāt(us) (past participle of causāre to cause) (Latin caus(a) cause + -ātus-ate1) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM causation

cau·sa·tion·al, adjectivenon·cau·sa·tion, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH causation

casualty, causality, causation , cause
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British Dictionary definitions for causation

causation
/ (kɔːˈzeɪʃən) /

noun

the act or fact of causing; the production of an effect by a cause
the relationship of cause and effect

Derived forms of causation

causational, adjective
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