- The definition of condition is the state something or someone is in or can also refer to a specific illness.
- An example of condition is a brand new sofa with no defects.
- An example of a condition is a harsh work environment.
- An example of a condition is a cold or the flu.
- To condition is to train someone to do a certain thing or react in a certain way.
An example of condition is when you train a dog to sit by giving the dog food as a reward.
condition definition by Webster's New World
- anything called for as a requirement before the performance or completion of something else; provision; stipulation: to impose conditions by contract
- anything essential to the existence or occurrence of something else; prerequisite: hard work is a condition of success
- anything that modifies or restricts the nature, existence, or occurrence of something else; external circumstance or factor: conditions were favorable for business
- manner or state of being
- state of health: what's the patient's condition?
- an illness; ailment: a lung condition
- a proper or healthy state: athletes train to be in condition
- social position; rank; station
- disposition of mind; character
- characteristic; trait
- ☆ Educ.
- the requirement that a student make up deficiencies in a certain subject in order to pass it
- the grade stating this requirement
- Gram. a clause expressing a condition, as one beginning with if
- Law a clause in a contract, will, etc. that revokes, suspends, or modifies one or more of its stipulations upon the happening of an uncertain future event
- Logic a proposition on which the truth of another proposition depends
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French condicion ; from Classical Latin condicio, agreement, situation ; from condicere, to speak with, agree ; from com-, together plush dicere, to speak: see diction
- to set as a condition or requirement; stipulate
- to impose a condition or conditions on
- to be a condition of; determine
- to affect, modify, or influence
- to bring into a proper or desired condition
- ☆ Educ. to give a grade of condition () to
- Psychol. to develop a conditioned reflex or behavior pattern in (a person or animal)
- to cause to become accustomed (to something)
- conditioner noun
condition definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A mode or state of being: “The Organization Man survives as a modern classic because it captures a permanent part of our social condition” (Robert J. Samuelson). See Synonyms at state.
- a. A state of health.b. A state of readiness or physical fitness.
- A disease or physical ailment: a heart condition.
- Social position; rank.
- One that is indispensable to the appearance or occurrence of another; prerequisite: Compatibility is a condition of a successful marriage.
- One that restricts or modifies another; a qualification.
- conditions Existing circumstances: Conditions in the office made concentration impossible.
- Grammar The dependent clause of a conditional sentence; protasis.
- Logic A proposition on which another proposition depends; the antecedent of a conditional proposition.
- Law a. A provision making the effect of a legal instrument contingent on the occurrence of an uncertain future event.b. The event itself.
- An unsatisfactory grade given to a student, serving notice that deficiencies can be made up by the completion of additional work.
- Obsolete Disposition; temperament.
- To make dependent on a condition or conditions.
- To stipulate as a condition.
- To render fit for work or use.
- To accustom (oneself or another) to; adapt: had to condition herself to long hours of hard work; conditioned the troops to marches at high altitudes.
- To air-condition.
- To give the unsatisfactory grade of condition to.
- Psychology To cause an organism to respond in a specific manner to a conditioned stimulus in the absence of an unconditioned stimulus.
- To replace moisture or oils in (hair, for example) by use of a therapeutic product.
Origin: Middle English condicioun, from Old French condicion, from Late Latin conditiō, conditiōn-, alteration of Latin condiciō, from condīcere, to agree : com-, com- + dīcere, to talk; see deik- in Indo-European roots.
condition - Legal Definition
- A prerequisite or stipulation in an instrument.
- A future and uncertain event, fact, or circumstance whose existence or occurrence is necessary for the existence or determining the extent of an obligation or liability. See also estate and fee simple.
condition - Medical Definition
- A disease or physical ailment.
- A state of health or physical fitness.
condition - Phrases/Idioms
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