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Prime mover   /praɪm mˈuvər/   Listen
Prime mover

noun
1.
An agent that is the cause of all things but does not itself have a cause.  Synonyms: first cause, primum mobile.






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"Prime mover" Quotes from Famous Books



... advocated were decided in too great a haste it might create grave complications: therefore the opinion of the nation should be consulted by the method of the ballot. And with this nunc dimittis he officially washed his hands of a plot in which he had been the prime mover. ...
— The Fight For The Republic in China • Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale



Words linked to "Prime mover" :   causal agent, cause, first cause, causal agency



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