Things are not merely formed through causes and conditions; they actually are causes and conditions. These are two different statements.
If we say a glass is produced by causes and conditions, it sounds like the glass is really there and it came about due to various conditions. But if we say, “This glass is causes and conditions,” then that is just what it is. As the conditions change, the glass also changes.
The glass is a continuum; it is a changing phenomenon. It is dependently arising and dependently designated; it is a fluctuating continuum.