Definitions for causationkɔˈzeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cau•sa•tionkɔˈzeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act or fact of causing.

  2. the relation of cause to effect; causality.

  3. anything that produces an effect; cause.

Origin of causation:

1640–50; < ML


Princeton's WordNet

  1. causing, causation(noun)

    the act of causing something to happen


  1. causation(Noun)

    The act of causing; also the act or agency by which an effect is produced.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Causation(noun)

    the act of causing; also the act or agency by which an effect is produced


  1. Causation

    Causation is the "causal relationship between conduct and result". That is to say that causation provides a means of connecting conduct with a resulting effect, typically an injury. In criminal law, it is defined as the actus reus from which the specific injury or other effect arose and is combined with mens rea to comprise the elements of guilt. Causation is only applicable where a result has been achieved and therefore is immaterial with regard to inchoate offenses.


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