Meaning of CAUSAL in English


I. ˈkȯzəl adjective

Etymology: Late Latin causalis, from Latin causa + -alis -al — more at cause

1. : expressing or indicating cause : causative

a causal conjunction

2. : of, relating to, or dealing with a cause

the causal part of the exposition


a. : constituting or acting as a cause

whether any one of the factors is so predominant that it is the causal force — John Dewey

b. : containing or involving cause or a cause : marked by cause and effect

the relationship … was not one of causal antecedence so much as one of analogous growth — H.O.Taylor

c. : arising from a cause : ensuing according to cause

a causal development

• caus·al·ly -əlē, -li adverb

II. noun

( -s )

: a causal word or form

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