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of or implying a cause; relating to or of the nature of cause and effect: a causal factor
Not to be confused with:
casual – happening by chance; unexpected; fortuitous: a casual meeting; not dressy: a casual event
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1. Of, involving, or constituting a cause: a causal relationship between scarcity of goods and higher prices.
2. Indicative of or expressing a cause.
A word or grammatical element, such as since or because, expressing a cause or reason.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
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1. of or pertaining to a cause.
2. expressing a cause, as the conjunctions because and since.
[1520–30; < Latin]
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|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"
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causal[ˈkɔːzəl] ADJ → causal
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
causal[ˈkɔːzəl] adj [link, relationship, connection] → causal(e)
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causal[ˈkɔːz/əl] adj → causale
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