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monocausal

Line breaks: mono|caus¦al
Pronunciation: /mɒnəʊˈkɔːz(ə)l
 
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Definition of monocausal in English:

adjective

In terms of a single cause: the pitfalls of monocausal explanations
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  • I think you're looking too hard for monocausal explanations for and simple solutions to complex problems.
  • Like his predecessors, Aristotle recognized that conflicts between economic-class interests often motivated revolutionary activism, but, like Thucydides, he rejected class conflict as a monocausal explanation.
  • We are therefore reluctant to endorse any interpretation of events in 1985 that seeks to offer monocausal explanation: the striking feature is the clustering of factors.

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