Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The principle of or relationship between cause and effect.
  • n. A causal agency, force, or quality.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The agency of a cause; the action or power of a cause, in producing its effect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The agency of a cause; the action or power of a cause, in producing its effect.
  • n. The faculty of tracing effects to their causes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That which constitutes a cause; the activity of causing; the character of an event as causing.
  • n. The relation of cause to effect, or of effect to cause; the law or principle that nothing can happen or come into existence without a cause. See law of causation, under causation.
  • n. In phrenology, the faculty, localized in an organ or division of the brain, to which is attributed the tracing of effects to their causes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the relation between causes and effects

Etymologies

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From Latin as if *causalitas, from causalis ("causal"), from causa ("cause"); see causal.

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  • Kausalitet on Norwegian

    May 14, 2009