SECTION VIII. CAUSATION
CONSTANCY OF SEQUENCE IN EVENTS
[Constant antecedent.] Cause. –N. origin, source, principle, element; occasioner, prime mover, engine, turbine, motor, primum mobile; vera causa; author (producer); main-spring, agent; dynamo, generator, battery (electric); leaven; groundwork, foundation (support). spring, fountain, well, font; fountainhead; genesis; descent; remote cause; influence. pivot, hinge, turning-point, lever; key; kernel, core; proximate cause, ground; reason, why; why and wherefore, rationale, occasion, derivation, final cause (intention); undercurrents. rudiment, egg, germ, embryo, foetus, bud, root, radix, radical, etymon, nucleus, seed, stem, stalk, stock, stirps, trunk, tap-root; latent organism. nest, cradle, nursery, womb, nidus, birthplace, breeding place, hot-bed. causality, causation; origination; production.
[Constant sequent.] Effect. –N. consequence, sequela; derivative, derivation; result; resultant, upshot, issue, denouement; outcome; termination, end; development, outgrowth, fruit, crop, harvest, product, bud, blossom, florescence, ear. production, produce, product, finished product, work, handiwork, fabric, performance; creature, creation; offspring, offshoot; first-fruits, firstlings.
Thesaurus of Words and Phrases by Peter Mark Roget, M.D., F.R.S. Enlarged by John Lewis Roget, M.A., New Edition Revised and Enlarged by Samuel Romily Roget, M.A. Published by Grosset & Dunlap, the edition is copyright 1941, 1947.