causative, causing

causative, causing
مُسَبِّب \ causative, causing. \ See Also سببي (سَبَبِيّ)‏

Arabic-English glossary. 2015.

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  • Causative — Caus a*tive, a. [L. causativus pertaining to a lawsuit (causa), but in the English sense from E. cause.] 1. Effective, as a cause or agent; causing. [1913 Webster] Causative in nature of a number of effects. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Expressing a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • causative — [kôz′ə tiv΄] adj. [ME & OFr causatif < L causativus] 1. producing an effect; causing 2. Gram. designating a word or form that expresses causation [“fell” is a causative verb meaning “to cause to fall”] n. a causative word or form causatively …   English World dictionary

  • Causative — A causative form, in linguistics, is an expression of an agent causing or forcing a patient to perform an action (or to be in a certain condition).All languages have ways to express causation, but they differ in the means. In some languages there …   Wikipedia

  • causative — [[t]kɔ͟ːzətɪv[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Causative factors are ones which are responsible for causing something. [FORMAL] Both nicotine and carbon monoxide inhaled with cigarette smoking have been incriminated as causative factors. ...the prime causative… …   English dictionary

  • causative — caus|a|tive [ kɔzətıv ] adjective 1. ) FORMAL causing something: Infection plays a causative role in the development of the disease. 2. ) LINGUISTICS used for describing verbs, forms, and structures that show that something causes something to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • causative — UK [ˈkɔːzətɪv] / US [ˈkɔzətɪv] adjective 1) formal causing something Infection plays a causative role in the development of the disease. 2) linguistics used for describing verbs, forms, and structures that show that something causes something to… …   English dictionary

  • causative — 1. adjective Acting as a cause. 2. noun An expression of an agent causing or forcing a patient to perform an action (or to be in a certain condition) …   Wiktionary

  • occasional — a. 1. Incidental, accidental, casual, irregular. 2. Causative, causing …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • virus — viruslike, adj. /vuy reuhs/, n., pl. viruses. 1. an ultramicroscopic (20 to 300 nm in diameter), metabolically inert, infectious agent that replicates only within the cells of living hosts, mainly bacteria, plants, and animals: composed of an RNA …   Universalium

  • animal disease — ▪ non human Introduction       an impairment of the normal state of an animal that interrupts or modifies its vital functions.       Concern with diseases that afflict animals dates from the earliest human contacts with animals and is reflected… …   Universalium

  • Virus — A microorganism smaller than a bacteria, which cannot grow or reproduce apart from a living cell. A virus invades living cells and uses their chemical machinery to keep itself alive and to replicate itself. It may reproduce with fidelity or with… …   Medical dictionary

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