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adjective     causal pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    formal if there is a causal connection or relationship between two events, one event causes the other

    They long ago established a causal link between smoking and lung cancer.

  2. 2
    linguistics a causal conjunction such as ‘because’ introduces a statement describing the cause of something
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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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