Meaning of “causation” in the English Dictionary

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"causation" in British English

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causationnoun [ U ]

uk /kɔːˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /kɑːˈzeɪ.ʃən/ formal

Examples from literature

  • Causes.—Upon the causation of contraction a very great deal has been written, both by early veterinarians and by those of the present day. 
  • Similarly, if the word 'force' is sometimes used for convenience in analysing causation, it means nothing more than something in time and space, itself moving, or tending to move, or hindering or accelerating other things. 
  • The causation of material changes in the liquid sphere would in fact be all that these three kinds of ether could achieve together. 
  • This at once suggests two of the principal factors in their causation—namely, concussion and loss of normal function. 
  • This is a very important rule in scientific investigation, since it enables us to detect the presence of causation. 

(Definition of “causation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)