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
First things first: Correlation does not imply causation.
But Dudley and his colleagues took a step toward showing causation, and therefore going beyond previous research, by finding that viruses had also slipped their genes into the DNA of cells in the Alzheimer’s brains.
But causation almost certainly runs in the other direction as well.
And, of course, the big one: Correlation doesn’t equal causation.
Correlation is not causation, and the momentary Warriors mortality is not what's producing LeBron game-winners and Westbrook religious experiences.
As the article notes, studies have associated overuse with a number of negative effects in teenagers, but association is not causation.
The causation here is complicated: States with stronger unions are more likely to have union-friendly legislation because the unions can advocate those policies.
Those studies only looked at associations, not causation.
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Origin and Etymology of causation
CAUSATION Defined 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
- proof of objective causation of injury by the perpetrator
- —Alan Freeman
- 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)
- must be “legal” causation between the acts and the results
- —W. R. LaFave and A. W. Scott, Jr.
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