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Synonyms for cause

Synonyms for cause

that which produces an effect

a basis for an action or a decision

that which provides a reason or justification

a goal or set of interests served with dedication


a legal proceeding to demand justice or enforce a right

Synonyms for cause

events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something

a justification for something existing or happening

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a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy

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Persistent HPV infection has been identified in medical publications as a necessary cause of cervical cancer.
Human Papillomavirus is a Necessary Cause of Invasive Cervical Cancer Worldwide" by Jan M M Walboomers, Marcel V Jacobs, M Michele Manos, F Xavier Bosch, J Alain Kummer, Kerrti V Shah, Peter J F Snijders, Julian Peto, Chris J L Meijer and Nubia Munoz, Journal of Pathology, Vol 189, Issue 1.
1] must be only one of the individual necessary causes.
Thus, if God were to know individuals with the same sort of knowledge we have, those individuals would be entirely governed by universal and necessary causes.
The opening ceremony alone would have kept hospitals open, schools refurbished, roads resurfaced and many more necessary causes with such money, and be better spent.
It's worse when taking a drug your doctor believes is necessary causes this pain.
More important, his purpose is to transume or out-do Gibbon by showing how origins as Gibbon might have understood them, origins as deep-rooted, underlying, or necessary causes, are a fiction.
Snow (1995), Issues in the study of input: Fine-tuning, universality, individual and developmental differences, and necessary causes.
At the most basic level, it is important to recognize that the study of necessary causes works backward from instances of an outcome and is a search for common antecedent conditions, while the study of sufficiency works forward from instances of a causal condition (or a combination of conditions) to see if these instances agree in displaying the outcome.
G can't exist without every C being present (I will show later that this doesn't entail a contingency of G), therefore G is synchronic with all necessary causes C.
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