cause and effect

cause and ef·fect
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kawz and ih-fekt]
    • /kɔz ænd ɪˈfɛkt/
    • /kɔːz ənd ɪˈfekt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kawz and ih-fekt]
    • /kɔz ænd ɪˈfɛkt/

Definitions of cause and effect words

  • phrase cause and effect You use cause and effect to talk about the way in which one thing is caused by another. 3
  • adjective cause and effect noting a relationship between actions or events such that one or more are the result of the other or others. 1
  • noun cause and effect principle of causality 1
  • noun cause and effect Causation. 0
  • noun cause and effect Causality. 0
  • noun cause and effect Karma. 0

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cause and effect popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for cause and effect

noun cause and effect

  • vicious circle — Logic. (in demonstration) the use of each of two propositions to establish the other. (in definition) the use of each of two terms to define the other.
  • domino effect — the cumulative effect that results when one event precipitates a series of like events.
  • chemical reaction — a process that involves changes in the structure and energy content of atoms, molecules, or ions but not their nuclei
  • ripple effect — a spreading effect or series of consequences caused by a single action or event.
  • domino theory — a theory that if one country is taken over by an expansionist, especially Communist, neighbor, party, or the like, the nearby nations will be taken over one after another.

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