American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, involving, or constituting a cause: a causal relationship between scarcity of goods and higher prices.
- adj. Indicative of or expressing a cause.
- n. A word or grammatical element, such as since or because, expressing a cause or reason.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Constituting or being a cause; producing effects or results; causative; creative: as, causal energy.
- Relating to a cause or causes; implying or containing a cause or causes; expressing a cause.
- n. In grammar, a word that expresses a cause, or introduces a reason.
- adj. of, relating to, or being a cause of something; causing
- n. grammar a word (such as because) that expresses a reason or a cause
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Relating to a cause or causes; inplying or containing a cause or causes; expressing a cause; causative.
- n. A causal word or form of speech.
- adj. involving or constituting a cause; causing.
- From Latin causalis, from causa ("cause"); see cause. (Wiktionary)
“Now, while our _idea of God_ thus tells us that God has in his hand all causal chains in the world, and its million-threaded web in constant omni-surveying presence and in all-controlling omnipotence, our reflection on the _world_ and its substance and course also leads us from the _a posteriori_ starting-point of analytical investigation precisely to the same result; it even leads us to a still more concrete conception of this idea -- namely, to the result, that not only the _causal chains, in their totality and in their web_, but also _all single links_ of these chains,”
“I think that if CO2 is a main causal variable, then we will see temperature increases going forward.”
“Dale thought literary history mattered mainly as a connected narrative of improvement, and he accordingly asked students to explain causal connections in that narrative.”
“By causal is meant channeling the energy in specific ways, to disrupt certain things such as groups, organizations, or target/attack specific individuals.”
“And yet the notion that socioeconomic factors being the main causal relationship to terrorism exists in higher academia, notably from this Stanford University thesis in 2002 which asserts that “certain socioeconomic and demographic factors seem to help create this kind of terrorism and make it easier to recruit terrorists”.”
“Along a certain causal chain of events traced through the actual history, Hitler's holocaust can indeed be laid at the feet of Darwin and his family.”
“However, I heard discussion of objects being in causal contact requiring instantaneous connection.”
“Why is it that moderately-skilled metaphysicians even do better with issues in causal flow than Darwinists?”
“Does it link events in causal relations, or does it simply juxtapose statements with one another, setting them disjointedly side by side?”
“This is called causal refuge; you are taking refuge in the Three Jewels that are established in the mental continuums of others—placing your confidence especially in the cessations of suffering and the spiritual states they have actualized to overcome their suffering.”
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