Definitions for conditionkənˈdɪʃ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•di•tionkənˈdɪʃ ən(n.)

  1. a particular mode of being of a person or thing; existing state; situation with respect to circumstances.

  2. state of health:

    a patient in critical condition.

    Category: Medicine

  3. fit or requisite state:

    to be in no condition to run.

  4. social position.

  5. a restricting, limiting, or modifying circumstance:

    It can happen only under certain conditions.

  6. a circumstance indispensable to some result; prerequisite:

    conditions of acceptance.

  7. Usu., conditions. existing circumstances:

    poor living conditions.

  8. something demanded as an essential part of an agreement; provision; stipulation:

    I accept on one condition.

  9. Law. a stipulation that would alter an agreement should a specified event occur. the event itself.

    Category: Law

  10. an abnormal or diseased state of part of the body:

    heart condition; skin condition.

    Category: Pathology, Informal

  11. an academic grade that permits a student failing a course to earn credit for the course by later performance.

    Category: Education

  12. Category: Grammar

    Ref: protasis (def. 1). 1

  13. Category: Philosphy

    Ref: antecedent (def. 6). 6

  14. (v.t.)to put in a fit or proper state.

  15. to accustom or inure:

    to condition oneself to the cold.

  16. to form or be a condition of; determine, limit, or restrict as a condition.

  17. to make (something) a condition.

  18. to establish a conditioned response in (a subject).

    Category: Animal Behavior

  19. to apply a conditioner to.

  20. (v.i.)to make conditions.

Origin of condition:

1275–1325; ME condicioun < AF; OF < L condiciō agreement, stipulation <condic-, condīcere to give notice, appoint ( con- +dīcere to say)


Princeton's WordNet

  1. condition, status(noun)

    a state at a particular time

    "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"

  2. condition, precondition, stipulation(noun)

    an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else

  3. condition(noun)

    a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing

    "the human condition"

  4. circumstance, condition, consideration(noun)

    information that should be kept in mind when making a decision

    "another consideration is the time it would take"

  5. condition, shape(noun)

    the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')

  6. condition(noun)

    an illness, disease, or other medical problem

    "a heart condition"; "a skin condition"

  7. condition, term(noun)

    (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement

    "the contract set out the conditions of the lease"; "the terms of the treaty were generous"

  8. condition, experimental condition(verb)

    the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition

  9. condition(verb)

    establish a conditioned response

  10. discipline, train, check, condition(verb)

    develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control

    "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"

  11. stipulate, qualify, condition, specify(verb)

    specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement

    "The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"; "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments"

  12. condition(verb)

    put into a better state

    "he conditions old cars"

  13. condition(verb)

    apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny

    "I condition my hair after washing it"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. condition(noun)ənˈdɪʃ ən

    the physical state

    the condition of the house; in good/bad condition

  2. conditionənˈdɪʃ ən

    a serious health problem

    a heart condition

  3. conditionənˈdɪʃ ən

    sth that must be true before sth else is allowed

    the terms and conditions of the agreement; You did not meet the conditions for a loan.; You can go, on the condition that you are home by 11:00.

  4. conditionənˈdɪʃ ən

    too ill or upset to do sth

    You're in no condition to get out of bed.

  5. condition(verb)ənˈdɪʃ ən

    to make the hair softer by applying cream after washing

    ***Do you condition your hair?

  6. conditionənˈdɪʃ ən

    to cause behavior by gradually rewarding it over time

    to condition the animals to respond to the sound


  1. condition(Noun)

    A logical clause or phrase that a conditional statement uses. The phrase can either be true or false.

  2. condition(Noun)

    A requirement, term or requisite.

  3. condition(Noun)

    The health status of a medical patient.

    My aunt couldn't walk up the stairs in her condition.

  4. condition(Noun)

    The state or quality.

  5. condition(Noun)

    A particular state of being.

  6. condition(Noun)

    The situation of a person or persons, particularly their social and/or economic class, rank.

    A man of his condition has no place to make request.

  7. condition(Verb)

    To subject to the process of acclimation.

    I became conditioned to the absence of seasons in San Diego.

  8. condition(Verb)

    To subject to different conditions, especially as an exercise.

    They were conditioning their shins in their karate class.

  9. condition(Verb)

    To shape the behaviour of someone to do something.

  10. condition(Verb)

    To treat (the hair) with hair conditioner.

  11. Origin: From conditio, noun of action from perfect passive participle conditus, + noun of action suffix -io.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Condition(noun)

    mode or state of being; state or situation with regard to external circumstances or influences, or to physical or mental integrity, health, strength, etc.; predicament; rank; position, estate

  2. Condition(noun)

    essential quality; property; attribute

  3. Condition(noun)

    temperament; disposition; character

  4. Condition(noun)

    that which must exist as the occasion or concomitant of something else; that which is requisite in order that something else should take effect; an essential qualification; stipulation; terms specified

  5. Condition(noun)

    a clause in a contract, or agreement, which has for its object to suspend, to defeat, or in some way to modify, the principal obligation; or, in case of a will, to suspend, revoke, or modify a devise or bequest. It is also the case of a future uncertain event, which may or may not happen, and on the occurrence or non-occurrence of which, the accomplishment, recission, or modification of an obligation or testamentary disposition is made to depend

  6. Condition(verb)

    to make terms; to stipulate

  7. Condition(verb)

    to impose upon an object those relations or conditions without which knowledge and thought are alleged to be impossible

  8. Condition(noun)

    to invest with, or limit by, conditions; to burden or qualify by a condition; to impose or be imposed as the condition of

  9. Condition(noun)

    to contract; to stipulate; to agree

  10. Condition(noun)

    to put under conditions; to require to pass a new examination or to make up a specified study, as a condition of remaining in one's class or in college; as, to condition a student who has failed in some branch of study

  11. Condition(noun)

    to test or assay, as silk (to ascertain the proportion of moisture it contains)

  12. Condition(noun)

    train; acclimate

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. condition

    Those variables of an operational environment or situation in which a unit, system, or individual is expected to operate and may affect performance. See also joint mission-essential tasks.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'condition' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1190

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'condition' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2618

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'condition' in Nouns Frequency: #133

Translations for condition

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


state or circumstances in which a person or thing is

The house is not in good condition; He is in no condition to leave hospital; under ideal conditions; living conditions; variable conditions.

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