2018年1月21日 星期日

business casual. Correlation does not equal causation, Causal v Casual



As the Senate debated how to reopen the government, the halls of Congress were a cornucopia of curious fashion choices for one of the last workplaces in America that holds firm against business casual.

One of the first victims of the government shutdown has been the Capitol’s typically staid dress code, with lawmakers breaking out their casual attire as they work over the weekend to reach a funding deal.
WSJ.COM



Correlation does not equal causation, but still, do you really want to take the chance?


casual (CHANCE)
adjective [before noun]
not serious or considered; (done) by chance:
It was just a casual comment, I didn't mean it to be taken so seriously.
To a casual observer, everything might appear normal.

casually
adverb

cause (REASON)
noun
1 [C or U] the reason why something, especially something bad, happens:
The police are still trying to establish the cause of the fire.
She had died of natural causes.
I wouldn't tell you without (good) cause (= if there was not a (good) reason).
I believe we have/there is just cause (= a fair reason) for taking this action.

2 [U] a reason to feel something or to behave in a particular way:
He's never given me any cause for concern.

cause 
verb [T]
to make something happen, especially something bad:
The difficult driving conditions caused several accidents.
[+ object + to infinitive] The bright light caused her to blink.
Most heart attacks are caused by blood clots.
[+ two objects] I hope the children haven't caused you too much trouble.

causal
adjective FORMAL
causal relationship/link/etc. a relationship/link/etc. between two things in which one causes the other:
Is there a causal relationship between violence on television and violent behaviour?

causality
noun [U] FORMAL
the principle that there is a cause for everything that happens

causation
noun [U] FORMAL
the process of causing something to happen or exist


有人將論文副標題 A Causal Analysis 誤打成
A Casual Analysis
p.251


casual

[kazh-oo-uh l] 
 

adjective
1.
happening by chance; fortuitous:
a casual meeting.
2.
without definite or serious intention; careless or offhand; passing:
a casual remark.
3.
seeming or tending to be indifferent to what is happening; apathetic;unconcerned:
a casual, nonchalant air.
4.
without emotional intimacy or commitment:
casual sex.
5.
appropriate for wear or use on informal occasions; not dressy:
casual clothes; casual wear.
6.
irregular; occasional:
a casual visitor.
7.
accidental:
a casual mishap.
noun
10.
a worker employed only irregularly.
11.
a soldier temporarily at a station or other place of duty, and usuallyen route to another station.
12.
Usually Disparaging. a person who plays video games that do notrequire much skill or time commitment.


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