- 1Of, relating to, or acting as a cause: the causal factors associated with illnessMore example sentences
- Obesity is a causal factor in many serious conditions that affect the entire human body.
- As a rule, complex social phenomena like racism cannot be explained in terms of a single causal factor.
- Some defect in the regulation of the brain chemical serotonin, is also suspected to be a causal factor.
- 1.1 Grammar & Logic Expressing or indicating a cause: a causal conjunctionMore example sentences
- The argument that Cheney did not intend the direct causal inference goes as follows.
- Let us start with the presupposition that causal determinism obtains.
- This subjunctive condition is not unrelated to the causal condition.
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- What this means is that God's existence is only causally prior to but not temporally prior to their existence.
- In the context of all the other evidence the illnesses are causally related to the exposure to electromagnetic fields.
- Studies have apparently shown conclusively that sleep deprivation has been causally linked with memory retention.
late Middle English (as a noun denoting a causal conjunction or particle): from late Latin causalis, from Latin causa 'cause'.
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