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causation (n.)

1640s, "act of causing or producing," noun of action from cause (v.), or else from Medieval Latin causationem (nominative causatio) "action of causing" (in classical Latin "excuse, pretext"), from Latin causa "a cause, reason" (see cause (n.)). Meaning "relation of cause to effect" is from 1739.

updated on October 24, 2017

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Definitions of causation from WordNet

causation (n.)
the act of causing something to happen;
Synonyms: causing
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