Definition of causal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɔːzl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːzl//
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  1. 1(formal) connected with the relationship between two things, where one causes the other to happen the causal relationship between poverty and disease
  2. 2 causal conjunction/connective (grammar) a word such as because that introduces a statement about the cause of something
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (as a noun denoting a causal conjunction or particle): from late Latin causalis, from Latin causa ‘cause’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: causal