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cause

EN[kɔːz] [kɔz] [kʰɔz] [kɑz] [-ɔːz] [-ɑːz]
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    Definition of cause in English Dictionary

  • NounPLcauses
    1. The source of, or reason for, an event or action; that which produces or effects a result.
      1. Her wedding will be cause for celebration.
      2. They identified a burst pipe as the cause of the flooding.
    2. A goal, aim or principle, especially one which transcends purely selfish ends.
      1. OBS Sake; interest; advantage.
        1. OBS Any subject of discussion or debate; a matter; an affair.
          1. (law) A suit or action in court; any legal process by which a party endeavors to obtain his claim, or what he regards as his right; case; ground of action.
          2. VerbSGcausesPRcausingPT, PPcaused
            1. To set off an event or action.
              1. The lightning caused thunder. ‎
            2. To actively produce as a result, by means of force or authority.
              1. His dogged determination caused the fundraising to be successful. ‎
            3. To assign or show cause; to give a reason; to make excuse.
            4. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • Metabolic acidosis associated with increased anion gap may be caused by underdialysis and anorexia.
                • We have found that with adequate internal egg-crating, no killing agent is needed, and providing that the light is set to go out about dawn no damage due to restlessness is caused to the moths inside.
                • A previous study suggested that overgeneration of ROS, caused by mitochondria dysfunction or depletion of enzymatic antioxidant system, could inhibit steroidogenic enzymes activity in MGCs and CCs.
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • Green and colleagues demonstrated that ossification due to meningogenic labyrinthitis extended further into the cochlea than ossification due to other causes.
                • Vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia should be considered as a differential in cases of trigeminal nerve hypoplasia and also in cases of obstructive hydrocephalus not explained by other causes.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                • Verbs
                  • Control verbs
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                5. en causey
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                Meaning of cause for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "cause" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a control verb.
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