not resulting from some antecedent cause.

Origin of uncaused

1620–30; un-1 + caused
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Examples from the Web for uncaused

Historical Examples of uncaused

  • In the beginning God, the uncaused Cause of matter, mind and law.

  • An uncaused cause, a first cause, alone answers truly to the idea of a cause.


    Robert Flint

  • An uncaused Deity is just as inconceivable as an uncaused Universe.

    Herbert Spencer

    J. Arthur Thomson

  • In none of these directions do we make the least allowance for the operation of an uncaused "will."

  • These words are associated with the idea of uncaused and voluntary actions.

British Dictionary definitions for uncaused



rare not brought into existence by any cause; spontaneous or natural
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