[kaw-zuh l] /ˈkɔ zəl/

of, constituting, or implying a .
Grammar. expressing a , as the conjunctions because and since.
acting as or being a cause
stating, involving, or implying a cause: the causal part of the argument
(philosophy) (of a theory) explaining a phenomenon or analysing a concept in terms of some causal relation

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


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