Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.
You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
adj. pertaining to a cause; pertaining to cause and effect
Wikipedia English The Free Encyclopedia Download this dictionary
The philosophical concept of causality, the principles of causes, causation, or the working of causes, refers to the set of all particular "causal" or "cause-and-effect" relations. A neutral definition is notoriously hard to provide since every aspect of causation has been subject to much debate. Most generally, causation is a relationship that holds between events, properties, variables, or states of affairs. Causality always implies at least some relationship of dependency between the cause and the effect. For example, deeming something a cause may imply that, all other things being equal, if the cause occurs the effect does as well, or at least that the probability of the effect occurring increases. It is also usually presumed that the cause chronologically precedes the effect.
Lydia De Jorge United States Local time: 18:02 Specializes in field Native speaker of: Spanish, English PRO pts in category: 281