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ลองค้นหาคำในรูปแบบอื่นๆ เพื่อให้ได้ผลลัพธ์มากขึ้นหรือน้อยลง: -formal cause-, *formal cause*
อังกฤษ-ไทย: ศัพท์บัญญัติราชบัณฑิตยสถาน [เชื่อมโยงจาก royin.go.th แบบอัตโนมัติและผ่านการปรับแก้]
formal causeรูปเหตุ, รูปปัจจัย [ปรัชญา ๒ มี.ค. ๒๕๔๕]

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形相因[けいそういん, keisouin] (n) formal cause [Add to Longdo]

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Formal \Form"al\ (f[^o]rm"al), a. [L. formalis: cf. F. formel.]
     1. Belonging to the form, shape, frame, external appearance,
        or organization of a thing.
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     2. Belonging to the constitution of a thing, as distinguished
        from the matter composing it; having the power of making a
        thing what it is; constituent; essential; pertaining to or
        depending on the forms, so called, of the human intellect.
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              Of [the sounds represented by] letters, the material
              part is breath and voice; the formal is constituted
              by the motion and figure of the organs of speech.
                                                    --Holder.
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     3. Done in due form, or with solemnity; according to regular
        method; not incidental, sudden or irregular; express; as,
        he gave his formal consent.
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              His obscure funeral . . .
              No noble rite nor formal ostentation. --Shak.
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     4. Devoted to, or done in accordance with, forms or rules;
        punctilious; regular; orderly; methodical; of a prescribed
        form; exact; prim; stiff; ceremonious; as, a man formal in
        his dress, his gait, his conversation.
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              A cold-looking, formal garden, cut into angles and
              rhomboids.                            --W. Irwing.
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              She took off the formal cap that confined her hair.
                                                    --Hawthorne.
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     5. Having the form or appearance without the substance or
        essence; external; as, formal duty; formal worship; formal
        courtesy, etc.
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     6. Dependent in form; conventional.
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              Still in constraint your suffering sex remains,
              Or bound in formal or in real chains. --Pope.
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     7. Sound; normal. [Obs.]
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              To make of him a formal man again.    --Shak.
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     {Formal cause}. See under {Cause}.
  
     Syn: Precise; punctilious; stiff; starched; affected; ritual;
          ceremonial; external; outward.
  
     Usage: {Formal}, {Ceremonious}. When applied to things, these
            words usually denote a mere accordance with the rules
            of form or ceremony; as, to make a formal call; to
            take a ceremonious leave. When applied to a person or
            his manners, they are used in a bad sense; a person
            being called formal who shapes himself too much by
            some pattern or set form, and ceremonious when he lays
            too much stress on the conventional laws of social
            intercourse. Formal manners render a man stiff or
            ridiculous; a ceremonious carriage puts a stop to the
            ease and freedom of social intercourse.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Cause \Cause\ (k[add]z), n. [F. cause, fr. L. causa. Cf.
     {Cause}, v., {Kickshaw}.]
     1. That which produces or effects a result; that from which
        anything proceeds, and without which it would not exist.
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              Cause is substance exerting its power into act, to
              make one thing begin to be.           --Locke.
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     2. That which is the occasion of an action or state; ground;
        reason; motive; as, cause for rejoicing.
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     3. Sake; interest; advantage. [Obs.]
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              I did it not for his cause.           --2 Cor. vii.
                                                    12.
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     4. (Law) A suit or action in court; any legal process by
        which a party endeavors to obtain his claim, or what he
        regards as his right; case; ground of action.
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     5. Any subject of discussion or debate; matter; question;
        affair in general.
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              What counsel give you in this weighty cause! --Shak.
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     6. The side of a question, which is espoused, advocated, and
        upheld by a person or party; a principle which is
        advocated; that which a person or party seeks to attain.
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              God befriend us, as our cause is just. --Shak.
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              The part they take against me is from zeal to the
              cause.                                --Burke.
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     {Efficient cause}, the agent or force that produces a change
        or result.
  
     {Final cause}, the end, design, or object, for which anything
        is done.
  
     {Formal cause}, the elements of a conception which make the
        conception or the thing conceived to be what it is; or the
        idea viewed as a formative principle and cooperating with
        the matter.
  
     {Material cause}, that of which anything is made.
  
     {Proximate cause}. See under {Proximate}.
  
     {To make common cause with}, to join with in purposes and
        aims. --Macaulay.
  
     Syn: Origin; source; mainspring; motive; reason; incitement;
          inducement; purpose; object; suit; action.
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