causal

[ kaw-zuh l ]
/ ˈkɔ zəl /
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adjective

of, constituting, or implying a cause.
Grammar. expressing a cause, as the conjunctions because and since.

Nearby words

  1. caumesthesia,
  2. cauquenes,
  3. cauri,
  4. caus.,
  5. causa sine qua non,
  6. causalgia,
  7. causality,
  8. causality paradox,
  9. causally,
  10. causation

Origin of causal

1520–30; < Latin causālis, equivalent to caus(a) cause + -ālis -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for causally

causal

/ (ˈkɔːzəl) /

adjective

acting as or being a cause
stating, involving, or implying a causethe causal part of the argument
philosophy (of a theory) explaining a phenomenon or analysing a concept in terms of some causal relation
Derived Formscausally, adverb

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Word Origin and History for causally

causal

adj.

1530s, from Latin causalis "relating to a cause," from causa (see cause (n.)).

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