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Princeton's WordNet

  1. causing, causationnoun

    the act of causing something to happen

Wikipedia

  1. causing

    Causality (also referred to as causation, or cause and effect) is influence by which one event, process, state, or object (a cause) contributes to the production of another event, process, state, or object (an effect) where the cause is partly responsible for the effect, and the effect is partly dependent on the cause. In general, a process has many causes, which are also said to be causal factors for it, and all lie in its past. An effect can in turn be a cause of, or causal factor for, many other effects, which all lie in its future. Some writers have held that causality is metaphysically prior to notions of time and space.Causality is an abstraction that indicates how the world progresses. As such a basic concept, it is more apt as an explanation of other concepts of progression than as something to be explained by others more basic. The concept is like those of agency and efficacy. For this reason, a leap of intuition may be needed to grasp it. Accordingly, causality is implicit in the logic and structure of ordinary language, as well as explicit in the language of scientific causal notation. In English studies of Aristotelian philosophy, the word "cause" is used as a specialized technical term, the translation of Aristotle's term αἰτία, by which Aristotle meant "explanation" or "answer to a 'why' question". Aristotle categorized the four types of answers as material, formal, efficient, and final "causes". In this case, the "cause" is the explanans for the explanandum, and failure to recognize that different kinds of "cause" are being considered can lead to futile debate. Of Aristotle's four explanatory modes, the one nearest to the concerns of the present article is the "efficient" one. David Hume, as part of his opposition to rationalism, argued that pure reason alone cannot prove the reality of efficient causality; instead, he appealed to custom and mental habit, observing that all human knowledge derives solely from experience. The topic of causality remains a staple in contemporary philosophy.

ChatGPT

  1. causing

    Causing refers to the act of making something happen or bringing about a certain result or effect. It's the process of being the catalyst or initiator of an event, action, or situation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Causing

    of Cause

Editors Contribution

  1. causingverb

    Verb form of the word cause.

    Science is creating much joy throughout the world.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CAUSING

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Causing is ranked #129825 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Causing surname appeared 131 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Causing.

    91.6% or 120 total occurrences were Asian.
    7.6% or 10 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'causing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3117

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'causing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3104

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of causing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of causing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of causing in a Sentence

  1. Peter Marosszeky:

    The seas haven’t been very friendly, but the black boxes have a 30-day life and they will be able to find them, particularly in the shallow waters, it’s the weather that is causing the delay.

  2. Laurence Taylor:

    We absolutely respect people's fundamental right to protest, but we do not accept that extends to causing misery and mass disruption to everybody.

  3. Seth Stein:

    He seems not to be familiar with modern geologic knowledge, in particular, geologists now know that the climate is warming rapidly because of human activities. This is is causing many serious problems including rising sea level, which is a major threat to coastal communities.

  4. Chris Hartline:

    Democrats are losing, everywhere, because voters are rejecting their agenda that's causing inflation and crime to surge around the country, if they think they can count on their liberal donors to bail them out, they are sorely mistaken.

  5. Cory Booker:

    Right now, the vice president to me is not doing a good job at bringing folks together. In fact, he's caused -- and I've heard this from people all around the country -- he's causing a lot of frustration and even pain with his words.

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