causation causation  /ˌkɔ ˈzeɪ ʃən/


  • (n) the act of causing something to happen


  1. Interesting correlation, but I'm not sure about any causation here.
  2. But journal articles generally assume readers understand that correlation is not causation, a subtlety that may be lost on the layperson.
  3. Now, with our report, there are two important words to distinguish between: correlation and causation.


  1. Cultural Diversity and Competent Healthcare: HealthForumOnline Updates 2 Online CE Courses for Mental Health ...

    HealthForumOnline (HFO), a provider of nationally-approved online continuing education (CE) for psychologists, social workers, counselors and other allied health professionals, has recently updated 2 online continuing education (CE) courses from its Cultural Diversity category: Attributions of Illness Causation: Cultural Perspectives and Health Care Implications and Cultural Competency in ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Letter: The Real Threat to Youth Sports

    Jonathan Mahler’s May 31 commentary, “Sickness at the Center of U.S. Youth Sports,” makes the cardinal error of equating correlation with causation.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Valley News


  1. "It stretches both credibility and past experience with bridge structural failure to find causation through a single factor," Oberstar said, also criticizing the NTSB for what he said "appears to be a selective leak."
    on Oct 26, 2008 By: Jim Oberstar Source: Washington Post

  2. "These new variants, along with other recent genetic findings, provide a window into disease causation that may be our best hope for the next generation of therapeutics. By pinpointing particular pathways involved in diabetes risk, these discoveries...
    on Mar 30, 2008 By: Francis Collins Source: EurekAlert (press release)

  3. Bestowing the highest Canadian award on Kumar, Governor General Michaelle Jean said he has been honoured for "his contributions to the field of rehabilitation ergonomics, in Canada and abroad, notably in his research and teachings on the causation,...
    on Dec 31, 2009 By: Michaelle Jean Source: Hindustan Times

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