causal

[kaw-zuh l]

adjective

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
Related formscaus·al·ly, adverbnon·caus·al, adjectivenon·caus·al·ly, adverbsu·per·caus·al, adjectiveun·caus·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for noncausal

causal

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 noncausal

causal

adj.

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

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