[ kaw-zuh l ]
/ ˈkɔ zəl /


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

Origin of causal

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

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British Dictionary definitions for causally

/ (ˈkɔːzəl) /


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 forms of causal

causally, adverb
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