with regard to the doctrine of occasionalism, an alteration in an organic or cognitive state which seems to cause a related modification in some other state but which, in all actuality, is simply an occasion for God to make the observed modification in the latter.

OCCASIONAL CAUSE: "As it would turn out, the treatment was not at all a factor in Jody's recovery- an occasional cause was credited."
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