causal


caus·al

adjective \ˈk-zəl\

: relating to or showing the cause of something

: making something happen : causing something

Full Definition of CAUSAL

1
:  expressing or indicating cause :  causative <a causal clause introduced by since>
2
:  of, relating to, or constituting a cause <the causal agent of a disease>
3
:  involving causation or a cause :  marked by cause and effect <a causal link>
4
:  arising from a cause <a causal development>
caus·al·ly \-zə-lē\ adverb

Examples of CAUSAL

  1. No causal connection between the events was found.
  2. There is a causal link between poverty and crime.

First Known Use of CAUSAL

circa 1530

Rhymes with CAUSAL

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