Definition of Causality

1. Noun. The relation between causes and effects.

Generic synonyms: Relation
Derivative terms: Causal

Definition of Causality

1. n. The agency of a cause; the action or power of a cause, in producing its effect.

Definition of Causality

1. Noun. The agency of a cause; the action or power of a cause, in producing its effect. ¹

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Definition of Causality

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Medical Definition of Causality

1. The relating of causes to the effects they produce. Causes are termed necessary when they must always precede an effect and sufficient when they initiate or produce an effect. Any of several factors may be associated with the potential disease causation or outcome, including predisposing factors, enabling factors, precipitating factors, reinforcing factors, and risk factors. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Causality

causal additivity
causal agency
causal agent
causal factor
causal independence
causal ontologies
causal ontology
causal systems
causal treatment
causality (current term)
cause a stir
cause celebre
cause célèbre

Literary usage of Causality

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1. Ethics: An Investigation of the Facts and Laws of the Moral Life by Wilhelm Max Wundt (1901)
"This conception, which merely puts the interruption of causality one step ... Thus we see that the whole controversy about the causality of will would be ..."

2. Kant's Critical Philosophy for English Readers by Immanuel Kant (1889)
"And since every cause must have a law of its causality, according to which the effects follow, which we call its character, we may express this by saying ..."

3. Works of Thomas Hill Green by Thomas Hill Green, Richard Lewis Nettleship (1890)
"There is no free causality within the world of phenomena, but free or unconditioned causality is the condition of there being such a world. ..."

4. Outlines of Psychology by Wilhelm Max Wundt (1897)
"And just as the nature of physical causality can be revealed to us only in the fundamental laws of nature, so the only way that we have of accounting for ..."

5. Hegel's Doctrine of Reflection: Being a Paraphrase and a Commentary by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1881)
"It is not an external transition of causality from one substrate to another, ... causality therefore presupposes itself, or conditions itself. ..."

6. The Persistent Problems of Philosophy: An Introduction to Metaphysics by Mary Whiton Calkins (1912)
"Thus, he admits our consciousness of causality, identity, and succession; ... The doctrine of causality From the time of Aristotle, until Hume wrote his ..."

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