causal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin causalis, from Latin causa (cause); see cause.

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causal (comparative more causal, superlative most causal)

  1. of, relating to, or being a cause of something; causing
    There is no causal relationship between eating carrots and seeing in the dark.
    • 2021 February 24, Greg Morse, “Great Heck: a tragic chain of events”, in RAIL, number 925, page 44:
      Time changes attitudes, and while Hart's actions in driving when not fit to do so were certainly in the causal chain of the Great Heck accident, how many other drivers were out there driving when too fatigued to do so?

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Noun[edit]

causal (plural causals)

  1. (grammar) a word (such as because) that expresses a reason or a cause

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin causālis, from Latin causa.

Adjective[edit]

causal (masculine and feminine plural causals)

  1. causal

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin causālis, from Latin causa.

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causal (feminine singular causale, masculine plural causaux, feminine plural causales)

  1. causal

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin causālis, from Latin causa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: cau‧sal
  • Rhymes: -al, -aw

Adjective[edit]

causal m or f (plural causais, comparable)

  1. causal (of, relating to or being a cause of something)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin causālis, from Latin causa.

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causal (plural causales)

  1. causal

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