Etymology
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causal (adj.)

1530s, in grammar and logic, "expressing a cause," from Latin causalis "relating to a cause," from causa "a cause, reason" (see cause (n.)). From 1560s as "relating to a cause or causes;" 1640s as "being a cause, producing effects."

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Definitions of causal

causal (adj.)
involving or constituting a cause; causing;
a causal relationship between scarcity and higher prices
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