causality
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1603 1. a causal quality or agency 2. the relation between a cause and its effect or between regularly correlated events or phenomena

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  • Causality — (but not causation) denotes a necessary relationship between one event (called cause) and another event (called effect) which is the direct consequence (result) of the first. [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=Causality x=35 y=25 Random… …   Wikipedia

  • causality — cau·sal·i·ty /kȯ za lə tē/ n pl ties: the relationship between cause and effect Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. causality …   Law dictionary

  • Causality — Cau*sal i*ty, n.; pl. {Causalities}. 1. The agency of a cause; the action or power of a cause, in producing its effect. [1913 Webster] The causality of the divine mind. Whewell. [1913 Webster] 2. (Phren.) The faculty of tracing effects to their… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • causality — ► NOUN 1) the relationship between cause and effect. 2) the principle that everything has a cause …   English terms dictionary

  • causality — [kô zal′i tē] n. pl. causalities 1. causal quality or agency 2. the interrelation of cause and effect 3. the principle that nothing can exist or happen without a cause …   English World dictionary

  • causality —    ; cause (sabab, ‘illa)    Islamic theology generally employs a weak conception of causality. According to the traditional model, a thing’s cause is simply the occasion (sabab, i.e. ‘channel’ or ‘intermediary’) for its existence – that which… …   Islamic philosophy dictionary

  • causality — [[t]kɔːzæ̱lɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT Causality is the relationship of cause and effect. [FORMAL] An explanation of an earthquake is a description of the chain of causality that produces it …   English dictionary

  • causality — /kaw zal i tee/, n., pl. causalities. 1. the relation of cause and effect: The result is the same, however differently the causality is interpreted. 2. causal quality or agency. [1595 1605; CAUSAL + ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • causality — priežastingumas statusas T sritis biomedicinos mokslai apibrėžtis Dviejų reiškinių santykis, kai vienas yra pagrindas atsirasti kitam. atitikmenys: angl. causality šaltinis Pagrindinės epidemiologijos sąvokos : mokomasis žodynas / Kauno medicinos …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • causality — noun The agency of a cause; the action or power of a cause, in producing its effect. See Also: causal …   Wiktionary

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