Definition of causation
- the role of heredity in the causation of cancer
- in a complex situation causation is likely to be multiple
- —W. O. Aydelotte
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.
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First Known Use: 1615See Words from the same year
: the act or process of causing something to happen or exist
: the relationship between an event or situation and a possible reason or cause
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