Definitions for conditionkənˈdɪʃ ən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a particular mode of being of a person or thing; existing state; situation with respect to circumstances.
state of health:
a patient in critical condition.
fit or requisite state:
to be in no condition to run.
a restricting, limiting, or modifying circumstance:
It can happen only under certain conditions.
a circumstance indispensable to some result; prerequisite:
conditions of acceptance.
Usu., conditions. existing circumstances:
poor living conditions.
something demanded as an essential part of an agreement; provision; stipulation:
I accept on one condition.
Law. a stipulation that would alter an agreement should a specified event occur. the event itself.
an abnormal or diseased state of part of the body:
heart condition; skin condition.
Category: Pathology, Informal
an academic grade that permits a student failing a course to earn credit for the course by later performance.
Ref: protasis (def. 1). 1
Ref: antecedent (def. 6). 6
(v.t.)to put in a fit or proper state.
to accustom or inure:
to condition oneself to the cold.
to form or be a condition of; determine, limit, or restrict as a condition.
to make (something) a condition.
to establish a conditioned response in (a subject).
Category: Animal Behavior
to apply a conditioner to.
(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)
a state at a particular time
"a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
condition, precondition, stipulation(noun)
an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing
"the human condition"
circumstance, condition, consideration(noun)
information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
"another consideration is the time it would take"
the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')
an illness, disease, or other medical problem
"a heart condition"; "a skin condition"
(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"
condition, experimental condition(verb)
the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition
establish a conditioned response
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?"
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"
put into a better state
"he conditions old cars"
apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny
"I condition my hair after washing it"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the physical state
the condition of the house; in good/bad condition
a serious health problem
a heart condition
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.
too ill or upset to do sth
You're in no condition to get out of bed.
to make the hair softer by applying cream after washing
***Do you condition your hair?
to cause behavior by gradually rewarding it over time
to condition the animals to respond to the sound
A logical clause or phrase that a conditional statement uses. The phrase can either be true or false.
A requirement, term or requisite.
The health status of a medical patient.
My aunt couldn't walk up the stairs in her condition.
The state or quality.
A particular state of being.
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.
To subject to the process of acclimation.
I became conditioned to the absence of seasons in San Diego.
To subject to different conditions, especially as an exercise.
They were conditioning their shins in their karate class.
To shape the behaviour of someone to do something.
To treat (the hair) with hair conditioner.
Origin: From conditio, noun of action from perfect passive participle conditus, + noun of action suffix -io.
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
essential quality; property; attribute
temperament; disposition; character
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
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
to make terms; to stipulate
to impose upon an object those relations or conditions without which knowledge and thought are alleged to be impossible
to invest with, or limit by, conditions; to burden or qualify by a condition; to impose or be imposed as the condition of
to contract; to stipulate; to agree
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
to test or assay, as silk (to ascertain the proportion of moisture it contains)
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
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.
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.
- toestand, staat, gesteldheidAfrikaans
- condiçãoPortuguese (BR)
- stav; podmínka, okolnostCzech
- der ZustandGerman
- stand; forfatning; forholdDanish
- condición, estadoSpanish
- olukord, oludEstonian
- हालत, दशाHindi
- stanje, položajCroatian
- būklė, padėtis, sąlygosLithuanian
- stāvoklis; apstākļiLatvian
- staat; toestand, situatie, conditieDutch
- forfatning, tilstand, forholdNorwegian
- تړ، شرط: وضع، حالت: ديو شى دپيدا كېدو دپاره په زړه پورى فضا: دحالاتو څرنګوالى: وړشرايط: كيفيت: دقرار داد يا تړون شرط: حالت، موقفPashto
- stav, okolnostiSlovak
- stanje; razmereSlovenian
- skick, omständigheter, villkorSwedish
- durum, vaziyet, hâlTurkish
- 條件，狀態Chinese (Trad.)
- стан, становищеUkrainian
- điều kiệnVietnamese
- 条件，状态Chinese (Simp.)
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