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causal

adjective
     
Related topics: Grammar
caus‧al
1 relating to the connection between two things, where one causes the other to happen or exist [↪ cause]
causal relationship/link/factor etc
a causal relationship between unemployment and crime
2SLG technical a causal conjunction, such as 'because', introduces a statement about the cause of something
causally adverb

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