Usage examples for causative

  1. Aside from the causative organism, or, in other words, the active cause, there are many secondary causes. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  2. But this is precisely what the persistence of force, considered as a natural cause, must be pronounced as necessarily competent to achieve; for we can clearly see that all these processes obviously must and actually do derive their origin from this one causative principle. – A Candid Examination of Theism by George John Romanes
  3. Amount of Food as a Causative Factor. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  4. And whether or not behind this one causative principle of natural law there exists a still more ultimate cause in the form of a supernatural Intelligence, this is a question altogether foreign to any argument from teleology, seeing that teleology, in so far as it is teleology, can only rest upon the observed facts of the cosmos; and if these facts admit of being explained by the action of a single causative principle inherent in the cosmos itself, teleology is not free to assume the action of any causative principle of a more ultimate character. – A Candid Examination of Theism by George John Romanes
  5. Naturally, these should be clean to the sight, but it is in invisible dirt that serious danger lurks; bacteria are the causative agents of this disease. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  6. As my material is derived from the criminal department of the Government Hospital for the Insane, the causative factor in these cases will again be found to be imprisonment. – Studies in Forensic Psychiatry by Bernard Glueck
  7. It is difficult to determine the causative factors for success or failure. – A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis by Melvin Powers
  8. Now these three factors- respect for authority, tendency to follow lines of least resistance, and susceptibility to environment- all help to bring the auditor into a state of mind favorable to suggestive influences, but they also react on the speaker, and now we must consider those personally causative, or subjective, forces which enable him to use suggestion effectively. – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  9. Some curious things have been explained on the score of maternal impressions and it is this very exaggeration that is perhaps the best proof of how coincidence, imitation, and other factors play a role that has exaggerated the idea of maternal impressions into a causative factor. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  10. Mr. Duncan goes on to quote passages from Professor Tyndall's utterances of about the same date which show that he too took much the same line- namely, that there is no causative connection between mental and physical processes; from this it is obvious he must have supposed that physical processes would go on just as well if there were no accompaniment of feeling and consciousness at all. – Luck or Cunning? by Samuel Butler
  11. Does not its parallelism with the mountain chain suggest a causative relation? – All Around the Moon by Jules Verne
  12. The implication was that there was a strong possibility that it was the causative factor in the new malaise. – Mate in Two Moves by Winston Marks
  13. To what degree these things are directly causative no one can say. – Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents The Mazengarb Report (1954) by Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
  14. To each of these three forms a causative sense may be imparted by the addition of the syllable dir. – Lectures on The Science of Language by Max Müller
  15. Hence the appropriate naming of the kinds, so as to convey no false idea of any participle's import, is justly brought into view; and I may be allowed to say here, that, for the first participle passive, which begins with " being," the epithet " Imperfect" is better than " Present," because this compound participle denotes, not always what is present, but always the state of something by which an action is, or was, or will be, undergone or undergoing- a state continuing, or so regarded, though perhaps the action causative may be ended- or sometimes perhaps imagined only, and not yet really begun. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  16. This variation is not surprising in view of the fact that many other causative factors aside from time operate on the flow of birds from hour to hour. – A Quantitative Study of the Nocturnal Migration of Birds. Vol.3 No.2 by George H. Lowery.
  17. It is probable that more than one fungus is involved in the production of this disease, but no particular species has been definitely proved to be the causative factor. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  18. Indeed, if by genius of action, you mean will enlightened by intelligence, and intelligence energized by will,- if force and insight be its characteristics, and influence its test, and if great effects suppose a cause proportionally great, a vital, causative mind,- then was Washington most assuredly a man of genius, and one whom no other American has equalled in the power of working morally and mentally on other minds. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick