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causality

 [kaw-zal´ĭ-te]
the relationship between cause and effect.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cau·sal·i·ty

(kawz'al-i-tē),
The relating of causes to the effects they produce; the pathogenesis of disease and epidemiology, are largely concerned with causality.
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cau·sal·i·ty

(kaw-zali-tē)
The relating of causes to the effects they produce; the pathogenesis of disease and epidemiology are largely concerned with causality.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cau·sal·i·ty

(kaw-zali-tē)
The relating of causes to the effects they produce; the pathogenesis of disease and epidemiology are largely concerned with causality.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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Though, several studies have found that these two financial variables have "predictive ability" for each other, but, the direction of causality appears to be determined by certain features of the countries studied; as these financial variables may have either long-run and short-run relationship or only short-run relationship.
Previous studies use different analytical tools, such as Granger Causality, Sims Causality, and Vector Error Correction Model.
To address this issue, some more recent Granger causality-based studies examining the relationship between taxation and economic growth make use of nonlinear causality tests to account for nonlinear dependencies.
Also in this study the causality relationship between oil prices and gold prices is analyzed.
In this paper causality is quantified by means of statistically validated transfer entropy.
In everyday acceptance Determinism and Causality are common concepts, Determinism being more commonly accepted and used in Control System Theory.
For instance, Withers and Pope (1985), using a statistical causality method and a conventional structural model for the years of 1948-1982, found that immigration has no significant impact on unemployment.
In chapter two, Erik Akerlund considers Suarez's resolution of a central problem underlying material causality, the actuality of prime matter.
2) Based on the Granger Causality in large-scale WLANs, this paper proposes traffic prediction method integrating Granger Causality and Vector Auto-Regression (GCVAR), to predict the traffic flow in large-scale WLANs.
The thrust of this debate has been whether the causality between the two variables runs from government expenditure to economic growth, or whether the causality runs from economic growth to government expenditure.
Scholars of philosophy explore causality as Spanish Jesuit Francisco Su[sz]rez (1548-1617) treats it in his 1597 Disputationes Metaphysicae, specifically his interpretation of the four Aristotelian causes and their role and relevance in his metaphysics.