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Definition: Occasional cause
Occasional \Oc*ca"sion*al\ ([o^]k*k[=a]"zh[u^]n*al), a. [Cf. F.
1. Occuring at times, but not constant, regular, or
systematic; made or happening as opportunity requires or
admits; casual; incidental; as, occasional remarks, or
The . . . occasional writing of the present times.
2. Produced by accident; as, the occasional origin of a
thing. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.
3. Of or pertaining to an occasion or to occasions; intended
for a specific occasion; for use only when needed, and not
Occasional cause (Metaph.), some circumstance preceding an
effect which, without being the real cause, becomes the
occasion of the action of the efficient cause; thus, the
act of touching gunpowder with fire is the occasional, but
not the efficient, cause of an explosion.