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Definitions for conditional
kənˈdɪʃ ə nlcon·di·tion·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conditionaladjective

    qualified by reservations

  2. conditionaladjective

    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"


  1. conditionalnoun

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

  2. conditionalnoun

    The conditional mood.

  3. conditionalnoun

    A statement that one sentence is true if another is.

    A implies B is a conditional.

  4. conditionalnoun

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

    and are conditionals in some programming languages.

  5. conditionaladjective

    Depending on a condition.

  6. conditionaladjective

    Stating that one sentence is true if another is.

    "A implies B" is a conditional statement.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Conditionaladjective

    Etymology: from condition.

    For the use we have his express commandment, for the effect his conditional promise; so that, without obedience to the one, there is of the other no assurance. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 57.

    Many scriptures, though as to their formal terms they are absolute, yet as to their sense they are conditional. South.

    This strict necessity they simple call;
    Another sort there is conditional. John Dryden, Fables.

  2. Conditionalnoun

    A limitation. A word not now in use.

    Etymology: from the adjective.

    He said, if he were sure that young man were king Edward’s son, he would never bear arms against him. This case seems hard, both in respect of the conditional, and in respect of the other words. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.


  1. conditional

    Conditional typically refers to something that is subject to one or more conditions or requirements being met. It can denote a clause in a contract or agreement that requires certain terms to be met for the contract to be fully enforceable. In logic, a conditional statement is a statement that is logically equivalent to "if X then Y". It could also refer to something that grants an ability in a particular circumstance in programming languages. Thus, it generally denotes a situation where something is true or will happen only if another thing is also true or happens.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conditionaladjective

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

  2. Conditionaladjective

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

  3. Conditionalnoun

    a limitation

  4. Conditionalnoun

    a conditional word, mode, or proposition

  5. Etymology: [L. conditionalis.]


  1. Conditional

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conditional in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conditional in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of conditional in a Sentence

  1. Marc Short:

    The vice president never had a conversation with Gordon Sondland about investigating the Bidens, Burisma, or the conditional release of financial aid to Ukraine based upon potential investigations, gordon (Sondland) never told Secretary Pompeo that he believed the President was linking aid to investigations of political opponents. Any suggestion to the contrary is flat out false.

  2. Samson Yuen:

    The movement has a large degree of self-restraint and solidarity, but of course that's very conditional, if certain actions spin out of control, if say someone dies from it, then that might be a game-changer.

  3. Alena Yarmosky:

    Matthew Rushin was sentenced for 50 years, despite sentencing guidelines that call for a sentence of 2 years 7 months up to 6 years 4 months, governor Northam conditional pardon aligns Mr. Rushin's sentence with these sentencing guidelines.

  4. Chief Executive Ian King:

    It's conditional on determining with the Australian government what the future of the shipbuild industry is, it's not necessarily about orders, we need to take a long term view on what they want as capabilities.

  5. The European Commission:

    The decision is conditional on the divestment of certain Sigma-Aldrich assets, including manufacturing assets in Germany, the rights to certain brands and a sales force, the Commission had concerns that the merged entity would have faced insufficient competitive pressure from the remaining players in the markets for certain laboratory chemicals, with a risk of price rises. The commitments offered by the companies address these concerns.

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