- caus·al·ly, adverb
- non·caus·al, adjective
- non·caus·al·ly, adverb
- su·per·caus·al, adjective
- un·caus·al, adjective
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How to use causal in a sentence
Because nothing, not even information, can travel faster than light, the edge of this circle is a hard boundary on the causal influence of the original event.How special relativity can help AI predict the future | Will Heaven | August 28, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
The AI community is realizing how important causal reasoning could be for machine learning and are scrambling to find ways to bolt it on.How special relativity can help AI predict the future | Will Heaven | August 28, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
A team led by David Lyons, a behavioral neuroscientist at Stanford University, reported causal evidence last November in Scientific Reports.Puberty can repair the brain’s stress responses after hardship early in life | Esther Landhuis | August 28, 2020 | Science News
A direct causal relationship between the coronavirus crisis and piracy is yet to be established.
Its performance is unreliable, causal understanding is shaky, and incoherence is a constant companion.GPT-3, Bloviator: OpenAI’s language generator has no idea what it’s talking about | Amy Nordrum | August 22, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
The connection between acts of “coming out” and the cultural acceptance of LGBT people has always been a causal one.
"The causal effects estimated in Meier et al. are likely to be overestimates and the true effect could be zero," Rogeberg wrote.
But the electioneering insinuations are a quick and dirty causal leap.France’s Ex-Prez Sarkozy Placed Under Formal Investigation for Corruption | Tracy McNicoll | July 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But as Justice Ginsberg pointed out in dissent, their causal nexus is so thin as to be basically nonexistent.
It is also important to contextualize how many cases of autism could be accounted for if a causal link to SSRI proved true.Expectant Moms, Don't Ditch SSRIs Over Autism Fears Just Yet | Emily Shire | April 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As causes precede effects, the causal order and the time order generally coincide.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
The empirical law derives whatever truth it has, from the causal laws of which it is a consequence.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive | John Stuart Mill
The really scientific truths, then, are not these empirical laws, but the causal laws which explain them.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive | John Stuart Mill
The dualism is not primarily as to the stuff of the world, but as to causal laws.The Analysis of Mind | Bertrand Russell
The first act is thus for us, the thinkers, not a part of the causal events, but a purposive intention towards an ideal.Psychotherapy | Hugo Mnsterberg
British Dictionary definitions for causal
acting as or being a cause
stating, involving, or implying a cause: the causal part of the argument
philosophy (of a theory) explaining a phenomenon or analysing a concept in terms of some causal relation
- causally, adverb
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