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See also: dueto
- caused by; resulting from.
- Rising unemployment due to the economic downturn is spreading.
1908, “Fatal fall of Wright airship”, in The New York Times:
- The accident was due to the breaking of one of the blades of the propeller on the left side.
- Though usage of "due to" as a preposition is common, some speakers will object and recommend owing to instead, reserving due for use as an adjective only. Reliable voices (such as Oxford, M-W, etc.) acknowledge this debate, then commonly conclude that more recently this usage of "due to" is fully acceptable.