root cause

root cause
An initiating cause of a chain of events which leads to an outcome or effect of interest.

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  • root cause — noun Fundamental cause • • • Main Entry: ↑root …   Useful english dictionary

  • Root cause — A root cause is an initiating cause of a causal chain which leads to an outcome or effect of interest. Commonly, root cause is used to describe the depth in the causal chain where an intervention could reasonably be implemented to change… …   Wikipedia

  • Root cause analysis — (RCA) is a class of problem solving methods aimed at identifying the root causes of problems or events. Root Cause Analysis is any structured approach to identifying the factors that resulted in the nature, the magnitude, the location, and the… …   Wikipedia

  • root cause —  Primary reason …   American business jargon

  • Apollo Root Cause Analysis — The primary purpose of root cause analysis is to identify the causes of undesirable events such that they do not happen again. Apollo root cause analysis can also be used to identify the causal relationships of desirable events such that they can …   Wikipedia

  • Cause Mapping — is a problem solving method that draws out, visually, the multiple chains of interconnecting causes that lead to an incident. The method, which breaks problems down specific cause and effect relationships, can be applied to a variety of problems… …   Wikipedia

  • root — 1 /ru:t/ noun (C) 1 PLANT the part of a plant or tree that grows under the ground and gets water from the soil: Be careful not to damage the roots when repotting. | tree roots 2 CAUSE OF A PROBLEM the main cause of a problem: Money is the root of …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • root — I n. 1) to take root 2) to put down roots; to strike root(s) 3) deep roots 4) (mathematics) a cube; square root 5) by the roots (to pull smt. up by the roots) 6) (misc.) at the root of the matter; to go back to, search for one s roots; to get at… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • root — [[t]ru͟ːt[/t]] ♦♦♦ roots, rooting, rooted 1) N COUNT: usu pl The roots of a plant are the parts of it that grow under the ground. ...the twisted roots of an apple tree. 2) V ERG If you root a plant or cutting or if it roots, roots form on the… …   English dictionary

  • cause — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 sb/sth that makes sth happen ADJECTIVE ▪ real, root, true, underlying ▪ the root cause of the problem ▪ deeper ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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