Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to, constituting, or expressing a cause.

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Usage examples "causal":

  1. But any application of a causal chain or force, already assumes the existence of a cause. - "Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema", Sam Vaknin.
  2. To sum up: the idea of organic evolution, older than Aristotle, slowly developed from the stage of suggestion to the stage of verification, and the first convincing verification was Darwin's; from being an a priori anticipation it has become an interpretation of nature, and Darwin is still the chief interpreter; from being a modal interpretation it has advanced to the rank of a causal theory, the most convincing part of which men will never cease to call Darwinism. - "Darwin and Modern Science", A.C. Seward and Others.
  3. There is also one theory which is called causal, and another which is called modal, evolution. - "The Church, the Schools and Evolution", J. E. (Judson Eber) Conant.