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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•di•tion•alkənˈdɪʃ ə nl(adj.)

  1. imposing, containing, subject to, or depending on a condition; not absolute:

    conditional acceptance.

  2. (of a sentence, clause, mood, or word) involving or expressing a condition, as the first clause in the sentence

    If it rains, we won't go.

    Category: Grammar

  3. (n.)(in some languages) a mood, tense, or other category used in expressing conditions, often corresponding to an English verb phrase beginning with would, as Spanish comería“he (or she) would eat.” a sentence, clause, or word expressing a condition.

    Category: Grammar

  4. Logic.a proposition expressing implication, as “If A then B.”

    Category: Philosphy

Origin of conditional:

1350–1400; ME < AF, MF < LL


Princeton's WordNet

  1. conditional(adj)

    qualified by reservations

  2. conditional(adj)

    imposing or depending on or containing a condition

    "conditional acceptance of the terms"; "lent conditional support"; "the conditional sale will not be complete until the full purchase price is paid"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. conditional(adjective)ənˈdɪʃ ə nl

    happening only if a particular situation exists; = depending on

    Payment is conditional upon delivery of services.

  2. conditionalənˈdɪʃ ə nl

    relating to clauses beginning with "if" or "unless"

    ***a conditional clause


  1. conditional(Noun)

    More completely conditional sentence, a statement that depends on a condition being true or false.

  2. conditional(Noun)

    The conditional mood.

  3. conditional(Noun)

    A statement that one sentence is true if another is.

    A implies B is a conditional.

  4. conditional(Noun)

    An instruction that branches depending on the truth of a condition at that point.

    and are conditionals in some programming languages.

  5. conditional(Adjective)

    Depending on a condition.

  6. conditional(Adjective)

    Stating that one sentence is true if another is.

    "A implies B" is a conditional statement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conditional(adj)

    containing, implying, or depending on, a condition or conditions; not absolute; made or granted on certain terms; as, a conditional promise

  2. Conditional(adj)

    expressing a condition or supposition; as, a conditional word, mode, or tense

  3. Conditional(noun)

    a limitation

  4. Conditional(noun)

    a conditional word, mode, or proposition


  1. Conditional

    Subject to, implying, or dependent upon something else; not absolute.

Translations for conditional

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


depending on certain conditions

This offer of a university place is conditional on your being able to pass your final school exams; a conditional offer.

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