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causation

noun cau·sa·tion \k-ˈzā-shən\

: the act or process of causing something to happen or exist

: the relationship between an event or situation and a possible reason or cause

Full Definition of CAUSATION

1
a :  the act or process of causing
b :  the act or agency which produces an effect
2
:  causality

Examples of CAUSATION

  1. the role of heredity in the causation of cancer
  2. He claimed that the accident caused his injury, but the court ruled that he did not provide sufficient evidence of causation.

First Known Use of CAUSATION

1615

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