Definition of causality noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kɔːˈzæləti//
; NAmE NAmE//kɔːˈzæləti//
(also causation) [uncountable] (formal)
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the relationship between something that happens and the reason for it happening; the principle that nothing can happen without a cause Word Originlate 15th cent.: from French causalité or medieval Latin causalitas, from Latin causa ‘cause’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: causality