Definition of cause and effect in English:

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cause and effect

1The principle of causation: the post-Cartesian attempt to see everything as governed by simple laws of cause and effect
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  • It is possible both to accept the basic scientific principles of cause and effect and also to believe in the holistic view of the world as a living organism.
  • But, according to Hume, the principle of cause and effect cannot be derived from experience.
  • I am a firm believer in the principle of cause and effect.
1.1The operation or relation of a cause and its effect: cause and effect play an important part in the universe
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  • First, we could say that those events are simultaneous which necessarily stand in no relation of cause and effect to one another.
  • There is, therefore, some relation of cause and effect between the physician's presence and the patient's disease.
  • There must be some relation of cause and effect between the employment and the accident, as well as between the accident and the injury.
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