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caus·al

 (kô′zəl)
adj.
1. Of, involving, or constituting a cause: a causal relationship between scarcity of goods and higher prices.
2. Indicative of or expressing a cause.
n.
A word or grammatical element, such as since or because, expressing a cause or reason.

caus′al·ly adv.

causal

(ˈkɔːzəl)
adj
1. acting as or being a cause
2. stating, involving, or implying a cause: the causal part of the argument.
3. (Philosophy) philosophy (of a theory) explaining a phenomenon or analysing a concept in terms of some causal relation
ˈcausally adv

caus•al

(ˈkɔ zəl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a cause.
2. expressing a cause, as the conjunctions because and since.
[1520–30; < Latin]
caus′al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.causal - involving or constituting a cause; causing; "a causal relationship between scarcity and higher prices"
causative - producing an effect; "poverty as a causative factor in crime"
Translations
kauzálnípříčinný

causal

[ˈkɔːzəl] ADJcausal

causal

[ˈkɔːzəl] adj [link, relationship, connection] → causal(e)

causal

adjkausal, ursächlich; causal relationshipKausalzusammenhang m

causal

[ˈkɔːzl] adjcausale

causal

a. causal.
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The emergence of biomarkers is enhancing our ability to study and test causal association in the same way serologic tests transformed the study and control of infectious agents.
That excess mortality is clustered in patients with poor quality of care suggests a causal association and suggests the need for change.
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Researchers in Montreal have reported new evidence supporting a strong causal association between human papillomavirus infection and tonsil-related oral cancers.
The observed higher correlation in people with a prior skin cancer diagnosis lends further support to a causal association between arsenic and cutaneous melanoma.
If a causal association between exposure to PM and infant death exists, widespread exposure to particulate air pollution may be an important determinant of infant mortality at a population level.
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smallpox vaccination program for civilians and military personnel support a causal association between the vaccinations and myopericarditis.
A causal association with carcinoma of the lungs was first reported in the 1930s in the United States (Lynch and Smith 1935) and in the United Kingdom (Gloyne 1935).