causal

[kaw-zuhl]
adjective
1.
of, constituting, or implying a cause.
2.
Grammar. expressing a cause, as the conjunctions because and since.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin causālis, equivalent to caus(a) cause + -ālis -al1

causally, adverb
noncausal, adjective
noncausally, adverb
supercausal, adjective
uncausal, adjective
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causal (ˈkɔːzəl)
 
adj
1.  acting as or being a cause
2.  stating, involving, or implying a cause: the causal part of the argument
3.  philosophy (of a theory) explaining a phenomenon or analysing a concept in terms of some causal relation
 
'causally
 
adv

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causal
1530s, from L. causalis "relating to a cause," from causa (see cause). Causality is recorded from c.1600.
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