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Definition of "causation" []

  • The act or process of causing. (noun)
  • A cause. (noun)
  • Causality. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "causation" in a sentence
  • "Thus Dowe (2000, 2001) develops an account of ersatz causation (causation*) to explain away our intuitions that absences can be genuinely causal."
  • "For while the sphere of science is necessarily restricted to that of natural causation which it is her office to explore, the question touching the _nature of this natural causation_ is one which as necessarily lies without the whole sphere of such causation itself: therefore it lies beyond any possible intrusion by science."
  • "The clear confusion of association and causation is appalling."