Definition of second cause in English:

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second cause

noun

Logic
A cause that is itself caused.
Example sentences
  • Finally, if second causes were real causes they would be sufficient to produce their effects.
  • And while he may work through second causes, He is not subject to those second causes.
  • Naturally, delegation arising from the third cause is passed off as arising from the first and second causes.

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Syllabification: sec·ond cause

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