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Both of these branches of evolutionary science, are, in my opinion, in the closest causal connection; this arises from the reciprocal action of the laws of heredity and adaptation.
Ernst Haeckel

Meaning of "causal" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CAUSAL

causal  [ˈkɔːzəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CAUSAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Causal is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CAUSAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

causal

Causality

Causality is the relation between an event and a second event, where the second event is understood as a consequence of the first. In common usage, causality is also the relation between a set of factors and a phenomenon. Anything that affects an effect is a factor of that effect. A direct factor is a factor that affects an effect directly, that is, without any intervening factors. The connection between a cause and an effect in this way can also be referred to as a causal nexus. Though the causes and effects are typically related to changes or events, candidates include objects, processes, properties, variables, facts, and states of affairs; characterizing the causal relation can be the subject of much debate. The philosophical treatment on the subject of causality extends over millennia. In the Western philosophical tradition, discussion stretches back at least to Aristotle, and the topic remains a staple in contemporary philosophy.

Definition of causal in the English dictionary

The first definition of causal in the dictionary is acting as or being a cause. Other definition of causal is stating, involving, or implying a cause. Causal is also explaining a phenomenon or analysing a concept in terms of some causal relation.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CAUSAL


Basel
ˈbɑːzəl
biodiesel
ˈbaɪəʊˌdiːzəl
clausal
ˈklɔːzəl
diesel
ˈdiːzəl
easel
ˈiːzəl
foozle
ˈfuːzəl
kursaal
ˈkɜːzəl
menopausal
ˌmenəˈpɔːzəl
Mosel
ˈmoːzəl
multicausal
ˌmʌltɪˈkɔːzəl
noncausal
ˌnɒnˈkɔːzəl
pausal
ˈpɔːzəl
perimenopausal
ˌpɛrɪˌmenəˈpɔːzəl
perusal
pəˈruːzəl
postmenopausal
ˌpəʊstmɛnəʊˈpɔːzəl
premenopausal
ˌpriːmenəˈpɔːzəl
refusal
rɪˈfjuːzəl
weasel
ˈwiːzəl
Wiesel
ˈviːzəl
wurzel
ˈwɜːzəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CAUSAL

causa
causability
causable
causalgia
causalgic
causalities
causality
causally
causation
causational
causationism
causationist
causative
causatively
causativeness
cause
cause list
causeless
causelessly
causelessness

WORDS THAT END LIKE CAUSAL

accusal
arousal
carousal
disabusal
espousal
excusal
first refusal
hyperarousal
medusal
occlusal
overarousal
re-arousal
recusal
reperusal
spousal

Synonyms and antonyms of causal in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «causal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CAUSAL

Find out the translation of causal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of causal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «causal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

因果
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

causal
570 millions of speakers

English

causal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कारण
380 millions of speakers
ar

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السببية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

причинная
278 millions of speakers

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causal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কারণিক
260 millions of speakers

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causal
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sebab
190 millions of speakers

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kausal
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

原因となる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

원인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyebabake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nguyên nhân
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காரண
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कारण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

nedensel
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

causale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przyczynowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

причинний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cauzalitate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αιτιώδης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oorsaaklike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

orsaks
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

årsaks
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about causal

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6 QUOTES WITH «CAUSAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word causal.
1
Ernst Haeckel
Both of these branches of evolutionary science, are, in my opinion, in the closest causal connection; this arises from the reciprocal action of the laws of heredity and adaptation.
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Robin Marantz Henig
Hardships of early human life favored the evolution of certain cognitive tools, among them the ability to infer the presence of organisms that might do harm, to come up with causal narratives for natural events and to recognize that other people have minds of their own with their own beliefs, desires and intentions.
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Emily Oster
The claim that SpongeBob makes your child dumber is a causal claim. If you do X, Y will happen. To prove that, you'd have to show that if you forced the children in the no-TV households to watch SpongeBob and changed nothing else about their lives, they would do worse in school.
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Jean Piaget
From this time on, the universe is built up into an aggregate of permanent objects connected by causal relations that are independent of the subject and are placed in objective space and time.
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Michael Shermer
We should be exploring consciousness at the neural level and higher, where the arrow of causal analysis points up toward such principles as emergence and self-organization.
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Edward Tufte
That is to say, nature's laws are causal; they reveal themselves by comparison and difference, and they operate at every multivariate space/time point.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CAUSAL»

Discover the use of causal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to causal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Counterfactuals and Causal Inference: Methods and Principles ...
This book presents a model and set of methods for causal effect estimation that social scientists can use to address causal questions such as these.
Stephen L. Morgan, Christopher Winship, 2007
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Causal Models in the Social Sciences
This book attempts to integrate a few of the less technical papers written by econometricians such as Koopmans, Wold, Strotz, and Fisher with discussions of causal approaches in the biological sciences and with relatively more exploratory ...
Hubert M. Blalock, 1985
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Matched Sampling for Causal Effects
This book presents a selection of Donald B. Rubin's research articles on matched sampling, from the early 1970s, when the author was one of the major researchers involved in establishing the field, to recent contributions to this now ...
Donald B. Rubin, 2006
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Causal Asymmetries
This book, by one of the pre-eminent philosophers of science writing today, offers the most comprehensive account available of causal asymmetries.
Daniel M. Hausman, 1998
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Causal Learning : Psychology, Philosophy, and Computation: ...
This new work provides a rigorous, formal basis for theory theories of concepts and cognitive development, and moreover, the causal learning mechanisms it has uncovered go dramatically beyond the traditional mechanisms of both nativist ...
Alison Gopnik Professor of Psychology University of California at Berkeley, Laura Schulz Professor of Psychology Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, 2007
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Causal Mapping for Research in Information Technology
The purpose of this book is to provide an introduction to causal mapping for IS researchers and practitioners, providing them everything they need to use causal mapping for both research and application"--Provided by publisher.
V. K. Nakayama, Deborah J. Armstrong, 2005
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Cerebral Palsies: Epidemiology and Causal Pathways
This is a clinical text about the commonest physical disability - the cerebral palsies. It follows up on the authors' earlier work The Epidemiology of the Cerebral Palsies, and its focus is still on epidemiology.
Fiona Stanley, Eve Blair, Eva Alberman, 2000
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Causal analysis with panel data
This book provides an overview of models that are appropriate for the analysis of panel data, focusing specifically on the area where panels offer major advantages over cross-sectional research designs: the analysis of causal ...
Steven E. Finkel, 1995
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Causal Inference and Scientific Paradigms in Epidemiology
This anthology of articles on causal inference and scientific paradigms in epidemiology covers several important topics including the search for causal explanations, the strengths and limitations of causal criteria, quantitative approaches ...
Steven S. Coughlin, 2010
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Applied Bayesian Modeling and Causal Inference from ...
This book brings together a collection of articles on statistical methods relating to missing data analysis, including multiple imputation, propensity scores, instrumental variables, and Bayesian inference.
Donald B. Rubin, Andrew Gelman, Xiao-Li Meng, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CAUSAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term causal is used in the context of the following news items.
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My colleague may misinterpret our causal sex
Question: My female colleague, who is a very good friend of mine, told me she has a crush on me. However, I ignored since I do not wish to be ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
2
Extra year of secondary schooling reduces HIV rates in Botswana …
But it has proved difficult to isolate the effect of education on HIV risk from the complex web of other causal factors like personal motivation, ... «Rand Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
Male Hormones Heighten Stock Traders' Appetite for Risk: Study
Until now, however, there's been little evidence for a direct, causal relationship between emotions and financial risk-taking. The Alicante/UCL ... «NBCNews.com, Jul 15»
4
Tony Blair and the Self-Exalting Mindset of the West: in Two …
To point out that there's an actual, rational causal relationship between their violence and the west's – to acknowledge that they choose ... «The Intercept - First Look Media, Jul 15»
5
Jerusalem Post editorial: 7/7 and Protective Edge
... prevent us from making similar causal relations between 7/7 and former British prime minister Tony Blair's policies in Iraq and Afghanistan or ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
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What Every Manager Should Know About Machine Learning
One of the easiest traps in machine learning is to confuse a prediction model with a causal model. Humans are hard-wired to think about how to ... «blogs.hbr.org, Jul 15»
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Slow-Growth Pessimists Miss the Mark
The best fit was between productivity growth now and capital spending 16 quarters later, which defies any causal explanation. So there doesn't ... «Bloomberg View, Jul 15»
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What Does Your Local Food Environment Say About Your Waistline?
It's commonly assumed that a direct causal connection exists between the local food environment and obesity—that, for example, access to ... «Pacific Standard, Jul 15»
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Legal highs a factor in prison deaths, says ombudsman
The ombudsman's investigation report says that while it was very difficult to establish a direct causal link in prison suicides, his inquiry showed ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Rheumatoid arthritis: Debunking the obesity–mortality paradox in RA
Whilst such targeting is generally accepted as beneficial in conditions where high BMI is clearly a causal risk factor, such as in type 2 diabetes, ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»

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