first cause

  • 1 first cause — n. 1. a primary cause of anything; source 2. [F C ] Theol. God as the uncaused cause of all being …

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  • 2 first cause — index derivation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 First Cause — Theol. God. [1895 1900] * * * In philosophy, the uncreated or self created cause to which every series of causes must ultimately be traced. Used by ancient Greek thinkers, the concept was adopted by the Christian tradition and became the basis of …

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  • 4 first cause — noun an agent that is the cause of all things but does not itself have a cause God is the first cause • Syn: ↑prime mover, ↑primum mobile • Hypernyms: ↑causal agent, ↑cause, ↑causal agency * * * …

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  • 5 first cause — /fɜst ˈkɔz/ (say ferst kawz) noun a cause which does not depend upon another: God is the first cause …

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  • 6 First Cause — noun Philosophy a supposed ultimate cause of all events, which does not itself have a cause, identified with God …

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  • 7 first cause — noun That which causes everything else; the ultimate creative force or being behind the universe, identified with God by such Christian thinkers as . Syn: first mover, prime mover …

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  • 8 first cause — noun Date: 14th century the self created ultimate source of all being …

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  • 9 first cause —  Первопричина …

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  • 10 first cause argument — One of the classic arguments for the existence of God. Every event in the natural world has a preceding cause. But this opens up a regress of causes stretching back forever in time. To stop the regress we must postulate a first cause, and this… …

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  • 11 first-cause argument — /ferrst kawz /, Philos. an argument for the existence of God, asserting the necessity of an uncaused cause of all subsequent series of causes, on the assumption that an infinite regress is impossible. Cf. cosmological argument. * * * …

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  • 12 first-cause argument — /ferrst kawz /, Philos. an argument for the existence of God, asserting the necessity of an uncaused cause of all subsequent series of causes, on the assumption that an infinite regress is impossible. Cf. cosmological argument …

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  • 13 Cause — • Cause, as the correlative of effect, is understood as being that which in any way gives existence to, or contributes towards the existence of, any thing; which produces a result; to which the origin of any thing is to be ascribed Catholic… …

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  • 14 First principle — First Principles is also the title of a work by Herbert Spencer. In philosophy, a first principle is a basic, foundational proposition or assumption that cannot be deduced from any other proposition or assumption. In mathematics, first principles …

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  • 15 CAUSE AND EFFECT — Divergent conceptions of the relation between cause and effect (or agent and act) can be found throughout Jewish religious and non religious literature from ancient times to the present. Indeed, this relation clearly underlies many of the most… …

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  • 16 first — adj., n., & adv. adj. 1 a earliest in time or order. b coming next after a specified or implied time (shall take the first train; the first cuckoo). 2 foremost in position, rank, or importance (First Lord of the Treasury; first mate). 3 Mus.… …

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  • 17 first — firstness, adj. /ferrst/, adj. 1. being before all others with respect to time, order, rank, importance, etc., used as the ordinal number of one: the first edition; the first vice president. 2. Music. highest or chief among several voices or… …

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  • 18 first mover — noun : first cause …

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  • 19 First Amendment to the United States Constitution — First Amendment redirects here. For other uses, see First Amendment (disambiguation). United States of America This a …

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  • 20 Cause Mapping — is a problem solving method that draws out, visually, the multiple chains of interconnecting causes that lead to an incident. The method, which breaks problems down specific cause and effect relationships, can be applied to a variety of problems… …

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