caus´a|tive|ness

caus´a|tive|ness
caus|a|tive «K zuh tihv», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. being a cause; productive (of an effect): »

That which is essentially causative of all being must be causative of its own (Samuel Taylor Coleridge).

SYNONYM(S): generative.
2. expressing causation. Example: In enrich, en- is a causative prefix.
–n.
a word or form expressing causation.
caus´a|tive|ly, adverb.
caus´a|tive|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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