- The definition of causation means making something occur, or being the underlying reason why something happened.
When a car is speeding and it leads to an accident, speeding is an example of causation.
causation definition by Webster's New World
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- the act of causing
- a causal agency; anything producing an effect
causation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- The act or process of causing.
- A cause.
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