What does condition mean?

Definitions for condition
kənˈdɪʃ əncon·di·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. condition, statusnoun

    a state at a particular time

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

  2. condition, precondition, stipulationnoun

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

  3. conditionnoun

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

    "the human condition"

  4. circumstance, condition, considerationnoun

    information that should be kept in mind when making a decision

    "another consideration is the time it would take"

  5. condition, shapenoun

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

  6. conditionnoun

    an illness, disease, or other medical problem

    "a heart condition"; "a skin condition"

  7. condition, termnoun

    (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 conditionverb

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

  9. conditionverb

    establish a conditioned response

  10. discipline, train, check, conditionverb

    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, specifyverb

    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. conditionverb

    put into a better state

    "he conditions old cars"

  13. conditionverb

    apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny

    "I condition my hair after washing it"


  1. conditionnoun

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

  2. conditionnoun

    A requirement, term or requisite.

  3. conditionnoun

    The health status of a medical patient.

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

  4. conditionnoun

    The state or quality.

  5. conditionnoun

    A particular state of being.

  6. conditionnoun

    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. conditionverb

    To subject to the process of acclimation.

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

  8. conditionverb

    To subject to different conditions, especially as an exercise.

    They were conditioning their shins in their karate class.

  9. conditionverb

    To shape the behaviour of someone to do something.

  10. conditionverb

    To treat (the hair) with hair conditioner.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CONDITIONnoun

    Etymology: condition, Fr. conditio, Latin.

    A rage, whose heat hath this condition,
    That nothing can allay, nothing but blood. William Shakespeare, K. John.

    The king is but a man: the violet smells, the element shews to him as to me: all his senses have but human conditions. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    It seemed to us a condition and property of Divine Powers and Beings, to be hidden and unseen to others. Francis Bacon.

    They will be able to conserve their properties unchanged in passing through several mediums, which is another condition of the rays of light. Isaac Newton, Opt.

    The child taketh most of his nature of the mother, besides speech, manners, and inclination, which are agreeable to the conditions of their mothers. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.

    The best and soundest of his time hath been but rash: now must we look, from his age, to receive not alone the imperfections of long engrafted condition, but therewithal the unruly waywardness that infirm and cholerick years bring with them. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    Jupiter is hot and moist, temperate, modest, honest, adventurous, liberal, merciful, loving and faithful, that is, giving these inclinations; and therefore those ancient kings, beautified with these conditions, might be called there after Jupiter. Walter Raleigh, History of the World, b. i. c. 6. s. 5.

    Socrates espoused Xantippe only for her extreme ill conditions, above all of that sex. South.

    To us all,
    That feel the bruises of the days before,
    And suffer the condition of these times
    To lay an heavy and unequal hand
    Upon our humours. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    It was not agreeable unto the condition of Paradise and state of innocence. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. v. c. 4.

    Estimate the greatness of this mercy by the condition it finds the sinner in, when God vouchsafes it to them. Robert South, Serm.

    Did we perfectly know the state of our own condition, and what was most proper for us, we might have reason to conclude our prayers not heard, if not answered. William Wake, Preparation.

    This is a principle adapted to every passion and faculty of our nature, to every state and condition of our life. John Rogers.

    Some desponding people take the kingdom to be in no condition of encouraging so numerous a breed of beggars. Jonathan Swift.

    Condition, circumstance, is not the thing;
    Bliss is the same in subject as in king. Alexander Pope, Essay on Man.

    I am, in my condition,
    A prince, Miranda. William Shakespeare, Tempest.

    The king himself met with many entertainments, at the charge of particular men, which had been rarely practised ’till then by the persons of the best condition. Edward Hyde.

    What condition can a treaty find
    I’ th’ part that is at mercy? William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    I yield upon conditions. —— We give none
    To traitors: strike him down. Ben Jonson, Catiline.

    He could not defend it above ten days, and must then submit to the worst conditions the rebels were like to grant to his person, and to his religion. Edward Hyde.

    Many are apt to believe remission of sins, but they believe it without the condition of repentance. Taylor.

    Those barb’rous pirates willingly receive
    Conditions, such as we are pleas’d to give. Edmund Waller.

    Make our conditions with yon’ captive king. ——
    Secure me but my solitary cell;
    ’Tis all I ask him. John Dryden, Don Sebastian.

    Go with me to a notary, seal me there
    Your single bond; and in a merry sport,
    If you repay me not on such a day,
    In such a place, such sum or sums as are
    Express’d in the condition, let the forfeit
    Be nominated. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.

  2. To Conditionverb

    To make terms; to stipulate.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    It was conditioned between Saturn and Titan, that Saturn should put to death all his male children. Walter Raleigh, History.

    Small towns, which stand stiff, ’till great shot
    Enforce them, by war’s law, condition not. John Donne.

    ’Tis one thing, I must confess, to condition for a good office, and another thing to do it gratis. Roger L'Estrange, Fab. 137.


  1. condition

    A condition refers to the state of something or someone, particularly regarding its appearance, quality, or working order. In broader terms, it can also describe a specific state of affairs, the circumstances or factors affecting a particular situation, or a requirement that must be met for something to happen or be the case.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conditionnoun

    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. Conditionnoun

    essential quality; property; attribute

  3. Conditionnoun

    temperament; disposition; character

  4. Conditionnoun

    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. Conditionnoun

    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. Conditionverb

    to make terms; to stipulate

  7. Conditionverb

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

  8. Conditionnoun

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

  9. Conditionnoun

    to contract; to stipulate; to agree

  10. Conditionnoun

    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. Conditionnoun

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

  12. Conditionnoun

    train; acclimate

  13. Etymology: [Cf. LL. conditionare. See Condition, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Condition

    kon-dish′un, n. state in which things exist: a particular manner of being: quality: rank, as 'a person of condition:' pre-requisite: temper: a term of a contract: proposal: arrangement: (logic) that which must precede the operation of a cause: (law) a provision that upon the occurrence of an uncertain event an obligation shall come into force, or shall cease, or that the obligation shall not come into force until a certain event.—v.i. to make terms.—v.t. to agree upon: to restrict, limit: to determine.—adj. Condi′tional, depending on conditions.—n. Conditional′ity.—adv. Condi′tionally.—v.t. Condi′tionate, to condition: to qualify.—adj. Condi′tioned, having a certain condition, state, or quality: circumstanced: depending: relative—the opposite of absolute.—Conditioning House, an establishment in which the true weight, length, and condition of articles of trade and commerce are determined scientifically—the first in England established at Bradford in 1891. [L. condicio, -nis, a compact (later false spelling conditio)—condicĕrecon, together, dicĕre, to say.]

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of condition in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of condition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of condition in a Sentence

  1. Anton Siluanov:

    Ukraine has definitely violated the terms of the loan, and in particular (the condition) not to increase its state debt above 60 percent of GDP, so Russia definitely has the right to demand early return of this loan. At the same time, at present this decision has not yet been taken.

  2. Yonarqui Martnez:

    We demand they respect the integrity of the inmates and tell us in what condition they are.

  3. Charlton Heston:

    Celebrity is a corrosive condition for the soul. I have tried to restrain its inroads on me, but there are odd corners of my character that have been harmed

  4. Lin Xiqiang:

    Tiangong-2 has fulfilled its mission during the two-year time, and all the loads are now in good condition.

  5. Mohammad Yahya Aslamyar:

    I had The Taliban members tell me that they would report me to ISIS. The Taliban put a lot of us in danger. As time passed, the condition got worse.

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Translations for condition

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  • وَضْع, حَالَة, شرط, حالةArabic
  • хәл, шарт, торошBashkir
  • умо́ва, станBelarusian
  • състоя́ние, приспособявам се, свиквам, усло́виеBulgarian
  • condició, condicionarCatalan, Valencian
  • podmínka, stav, kondiceCzech
  • bekostningDanish
  • Kondition, konditionieren, Befinden, Bedingung, Zustand, Verfassung, BeschaffenheitGerman
  • κατάστασηGreek
  • statoEsperanto
  • condición, situaciónSpanish
  • حال, شرطPersian
  • edellytys, sopeutua, olo, mukautua, tila, vointi, ehdollistaa, ehtoFinnish
  • conditionFrench
  • cor, càradhScottish Gaelic
  • תנאיHebrew
  • condizioni, condizionare, condizione, influenzareItalian
  • 状態, 順応する, 条件, 調整する, 適応するJapanese
  • 컨디션Korean
  • شه‌رت, حاڵKurdish
  • conditioLatin
  • sąlyga, būklėLithuanian
  • noteikumsLatvian
  • kundizzjoniMaltese
  • conditie, toestandDutch
  • tilstandNorwegian
  • stan, warunekPolish
  • condicionar, condição, acondicionarPortuguese
  • condiție, condiționa, stareRomanian
  • приучать, привыкать, приспособиться, состоя́ние, приспосабливать, приучить, привыкнуть, приспосабливаться, приспособить, усло́вие, положе́ние, состояниеRussian
  • у́вет, úvet, у́вјет, stánje, úslov, ста́ње, у́слов, úvjetSerbo-Croatian
  • stav, podmienkaSlovak
  • stanje, pogojSlovene
  • villkor, vänja sig, tillstånd, kondition, betinga, förutsättning, skickSwedish
  • స్థితి, పరిస్థితిTelugu
  • durum, şartTurkish
  • умо́ва, станUkrainian
  • حالتUrdu

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