an indispensable condition; requisite.
a person or thing that acts, happens, or exists in such a way that some specific thing happens as a result; the producer of an effect: You have been the cause of much anxiety. What was the cause of the accident? the reason or motive for some human action: The good news was a cause […]
of, constituting, or implying a cause. Grammar. expressing a cause, as the conjunctions because and since. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples adjective acting as or being a cause stating, involving, or implying a cause: the causal part of the argument (philosophy) (of a theory) explaining a phenomenon or analysing a concept in terms of some causal […]
a neuralgia distinguished by a burning pain along certain nerves, usually of the upper extremities. noun (pathol) a burning sensation along the course of a peripheral nerve together with local changes in the appearance of the skin causalgia cau·sal·gi·a (kô-sāl’jē-ə, -jə, -zāl’-) n. A persistent, severe burning sensation of the skin, usually following injury to […]
the relation of cause and effect: The result is the same, however differently the causality is interpreted. causal quality or agency. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples noun (pl) -ties the relationship of cause and effect the principle that nothing can happen without being caused causal agency or quality n. c.1600, from causal + -ity.