remote cause


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remote cause

An event or condition that is not immediate in its effect but predisposes to the development of a disease or condition.
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The writer also identifies a more remote cause than the mixing of the chili powders: "My mother also spends more time to find fresh ingredients." She travels four hours to find a certain pepper, for example.
Akpan said he personally led a fact-finding team to the University to ascertain the remote cause of the tragic collapse of the bridge after a downpour that led to the death of three students.
At the point where these various influences meet it is for the judgment as upon a matter of fact to declare which of the causes thus joined at the point of effect was the proximate and which was the remote cause....
He said that thorough investigation would be carried out by the government to determine the immediate and remote cause of the collapse.
Look at this issue (killings in Benue and Taraba), what is the remote cause of this farmers' crisis?
Prior to now, AIB had been responsible for investigating air accidents and incidents in the country for the purpose of finding out their remote causes, make recommendations to prevent a recurrence of such accidents or incidents.
He said the government would set up two separate committees to examine the immediate and remote causes of the disturbances as well as promote genuine reconciliation, peace and unity in Amassoma.
As the authors reveal, there is no agreement on the immediate and remote causes of the revolt.
Tagged the ''Technical Investigative Panel on System Collapse,'' the 13-member committee was given two weeks to, among others, determine the immediate and remote causes of system collapses and review all the collapses that had occurred from January to date.
There, the court found accident to be defined as "an event or condition occurring by chance or arising from unknown or remote causes" and "lack of intention or necessity."
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