Examples of causation in a Sentence
the role of heredity in the causation of cancer
He claimed that the accident caused his injury, but the court ruled that he did not provide sufficient evidence of causation.
Recent Examples of causation from the Web
But sometimes logic and common sense do imply causation.
But here's a perfect example of correlation not equaling causation.
Breastfeeding more than one child, and doing it for two years or longer, appeared to deliver even greater protective benefits, although the study only proves a correlation, not causation.
So when studies show that barbecue, hot dogs, Nutella, booze or basically anything fun to eat or drink may harm you, remember this: Correlation does not imply causation.
There’s also the issue of reverse causation: If DNA methylation is significant, is that change caused by trauma or does the methylation itself increase the risk of PTSD?
That last statement is factual, though correlation does not necessarily imply causation in this case.
The causation could go in other directions, however: Wage growth, or the lack of it, might affect innovation and productivity.
The findings show a correlation, not a direct causation.
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First Known Use of causation
CAUSATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of causation for English Language Learners
: the act or process of causing something to happen or exist
: the relationship between an event or situation and a possible reason or cause
Legal Definition of causation
1a : the act or process of causing proof of objective causation of injury by the perpetrator — Alan Freeman b : the act or agency that produces an effect evidence was presented on doctor's malpractice…for…proof of causation — National Law Journal if plaintiffs could establish…that the caps were manufactured by one of the defendants, the burden of proof as to causation would shift to all the defendants — Sindell v. Abbott Laboratories, 607 P.2d 924 (1980)
2 : the relation between cause and effect especially as an element to be proven in a tort or criminal case must be “legal” causation between the acts and the results — W. R. LaFave and A. W. Scott, Jr. — see also chain of causation
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