HyperDic: causal_agency

English > 1 sense of the expression causal agency:
NOUNTopscausal agency, causal agent, causeany entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
English > causal agency: 1 sense > noun 1, Tops
MeaningAny entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results.
Synonymscausal agent, cause
NarroweragentAn active and efficient cause
agentA substance that exerts some force or effect
catalystSomething that causes an important event to happen
cause of death, killerThe causal agent resulting in death
dangerA cause of pain or injury or loss
destiny, fateThe ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman)
deus ex machinaAny active agent who appears unexpectedly / unexpectedly to solve an insoluble difficulty
engineSomething used to achieve a purpose
first cause, prime mover, primum mobileAn agent that is the cause of all things but does not itself have a cause
natureA causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
operator, manipulatorAn agent that operates some apparatus or machine
person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
power, forceOne possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
supernatural, occultsupernatural forces and events and beings collectively
theurgyThe effect of supernatural or divine intervention in human affairs
vital principle, life principleA hypothetical force to which the functions and qualities peculiar to living things are sometimes ascribed
Broaderphysical entityAn entity that has physical existence
Spanishagente causal, causa
Catalanagent causal, causa

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