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causal

[kaw-zuh l] /ˈkɔ zəl/
adjective
1.
of, constituting, or implying a cause.
2.
Grammar. expressing a cause, as the conjunctions because and since.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin causālis, equivalent to caus(a) cause + -ālis -al1
Related forms
causally, adverb
noncausal, adjective
noncausally, adverb
supercausal, adjective
uncausal, adjective
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Examples from the web for causally
  • The conscious experiences that accompany brain processes are causally impotent.
  • Interpreting gravity causally is even more complicated in general relativity.
British Dictionary definitions for causally

causal

/ˈkɔːzəl/
adjective
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
Derived Forms
causally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for causally

causal

adj.

1530s, from Latin causalis "relating to a cause," from causa (see cause (n.)).

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