Part of speech: noun

The principle of causality; causative power, action, or agency.

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Usage examples "causation":

  1. We cannot find any point in the scale of being at which soul- causation ceases or can cease. - "Light On The Path and Through the Gates of Gold", Mabel Collins.
  2. Essentially it is a thorough- going application of the principle of causation to human nature. - "Determinism or Free-Will?", Chapman Cohen.
  3. The conviction that all things are bound together in terms of causation is one that belongs, even to- day, to the educated, thoughtful mind. - "Determinism or Free-Will?", Chapman Cohen.