acaus·​al | \ (ˈ)ā-ˈkȯ-zəl How to pronounce acausal (audio) \

Definition of acausal

: not involving causation or arising from a cause : not causal acausal phenomena The behavior of atoms, according to this interpretation, is random and therefore acausal.— K. C. Cole, First You Build A Cloud, 1999 They found an acausal relationship between divorce and crime.

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First Known Use of acausal

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acausal

a- entry 2 + causal entry 1

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“Acausal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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