causality

noun cau·sal·i·ty \ kȯ-ˈza-lə-tē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of causality

plural causalities
1 :a causal quality or agency
2 :the relation between a cause and its effect or between regularly correlated events or phenomena

Examples of causality in a Sentence

  1. Scientists found no causality between the events.

  2. a supreme being is a being that, by definition, has no causality of its own

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Origin and Etymology of causality

borrowed from Medieval Latin causālitāt- causālitās, from Late Latin causālis causal + Latin -itāt-, -itās -ity


CAUSALITY Defined for English Language Learners

causality

noun

Definition of causality for English Language Learners

  • : the relationship between something that happens or exists and the thing that causes it

  • : the idea that something can cause another thing to happen or exist


Law Dictionary

causality

noun cau·sal·i·ty \ kȯ-ˈza-lə-tē \

legal Definition of causality

plural causalities
:the relationship between cause and effect


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