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[kawz-uh nd-i-fekt, -uh n-] /ˈkɔz ənd ɪˈfɛkt, -ən-/
noting a relationship between actions or events such that one or more are the result of the other or others. Unabridged
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  • To be sure, there is neither a simple nor linear cause-and-effect relationship between social psychology and historical events.
  • Show how they are connected in a cause-and-effect relationship.
  • Students should include cause-and-effect information regarding the overall health of the area in question.
  • The researchers point out that this was an observational study, so no cause-and-effect relationship can be established.
  • So no, neither truly belong in the realm of science, which is about finding the answers through cause-and-effect and observation.
  • Back then medical researchers convinced themselves quickly of the cause-and-effect relationship between cigarettes and cancer.
  • What they have uncovered is a correlation, not a rock solid cause-and-effect, but their data so far look pretty good.
  • Determining a cause-and-effect relationship for this subtler scenario is difficult, however.
  • Establishing cause-and-effect relationships between exposure and ecosystem damage is a major challenge.

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