causal

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adjective caus·al \ˈkȯ-zəl\

Definition of causal

  1. 1 :  expressing or indicating cause :  causative <a causal clause introduced by since>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or constituting a cause <the causal agent of a disease>

  3. 3 :  involving causation or a cause :  marked by cause and effect <a causal link> <evidence suggests that there is a strong causal relationship between an individual's experiences with his parents and his later capacity to make affectional bonds — G. A. Miller>

  4. 4 :  arising from a cause <a causal development>

causally

play \-zə-lē\ adverb

Examples of causal in a sentence

  1. No causal connection between the events was found.

  2. There is a causal link between poverty and crime.

Origin and Etymology of causal

see 1cause


First Known Use: circa 1530


CAUSAL Defined for English Language Learners

causal

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adjective caus·al \ˈkȯ-zəl\

Definition of causal for English Language Learners

  • : relating to or showing the cause of something

  • : making something happen : causing something


Law Dictionary

causal

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adjective caus·al \ˈkȯ-zəl\

Legal Definition of causal

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or constituting a cause <causal negligence>

  2. 2 :  involving causation or a cause <no causal relationship between driving without insurance and the accident — National Law Journal> <a causal link exists between the deceptive act and the injury — National Law Journal>

  3. 3 :  arising from a cause



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