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Today, I read a couple of discussions in Cross Validated, and these two words popped up quite a bit. I do not know how to differentiate them in usage (especially writing) because they are quite interchangeable to me.

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In statistical contexts, they’re interchangeable. (See, e.g. Causality (also referred to as causation, or cause and effect) and Causation (Alternative titles: causality, cause and effect).)

Usually the “right answer” for a given context comes from an ossified expression like “correlation is not causation” or “Granger causality”.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for your clarification, I am asking others about the meaning of the phrase "ossified expression". $\endgroup$ – diff-in-diff May 28 at 6:46
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    $\begingroup$ A technical term for what I meant would be collocation. $\endgroup$ – Arya McCarthy May 28 at 6:49

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