Causation
Causation Cau*sa"tion, n. The act of causing; also the act or agency by which an effect is produced. [1913 Webster]

The kind of causation by which vision is produced. --Whewell. [1913 Webster]

{Law of universal causation}, the theoretical or asserted law that every event or phenomenon results from, or is the sequel of, some previous event or phenomenon, which being present, the other is certain to take place. [1913 Webster]


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  • causation — ● causation nom féminin Vieux. Action de causer quelque chose, d être la cause d un fait. causation [kozɑsjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. 1829, Victor Cousin; de 1. causer. ❖ ♦ Didact. (philos.). Rapport entre cause et effet; pouvoir d agir en tant que cause …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Causation — (v. lat.), 1) Vorwand, Entschuldigung; 2) Veranlassung; daher Causator, Veranlasser, Urheber; Causatīv, 1) ursächlich, veranlassend; 2) (Causativus casus), io p. w. Accusativus. Ein Causativum ist ein abgeleitetes Verbum, welches die Veranlassung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • causation — (n.) 1640s, from L. causationem excuse, pretext, in M.L. action of causing, from causa (see CAUSE (Cf. cause)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • causation — ► NOUN 1) the action of causing. 2) the relationship between cause and effect …   English terms dictionary

  • causation — [kô zā′shən] n. 1. the act of causing 2. a causal agency; anything producing an effect 3. causality …   English World dictionary

  • causation — One of the central problem areas of metaphysics. Causation is the relation between two events that holds when, given that one occurs, it produces, or brings forth, or determines, or necessitates the second; equally we say that once the first has… …   Philosophy dictionary

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  • causation — causational, adj. /kaw zay sheuhn/, n. 1. the action of causing or producing. 2. the relation of cause to effect; causality. 3. anything that produces an effect; cause. [1640 50; < ML causation (s. of causatio), equiv. to causat(us) (ptp. of… …   Universalium

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