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causation

[kaw-zey-shuh n] /kɔˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the action of causing or producing.
2.
the relation of cause to effect; causality.
3.
anything that produces an effect; cause.
Origin
1640-1650
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
Related forms
causational, adjective
noncausation, noun
Can be confused
casualty, causality, causation, cause (see synonym study at cause)
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British Dictionary definitions for causational

causation

/kɔːˈzeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or fact of causing; the production of an effect by a cause
2.
the relationship of cause and effect
Derived Forms
causational, adjective
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Word Origin and History for causational

causation

n.

1640s, from Latin causationem (nominative causatio) "excuse, pretext," in Medieval Latin "action of causing," from causa (see cause).

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