- 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.
- 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
- 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 of conditionMiddle English and Old French condicion from Classical Latin condicio, agreement, situation from condicere, to speak with, agree from com-, together + dicere, to speak: see diction
- Archaic to make conditions; bargain (with)
- to apply a conditioner to the hair, etc.
- 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
- to apply a conditioner to
- Educ. to give a grade of condition (noun) to
- Psychol. to develop a conditioned response or behavior pattern in (a person or animal)
- to cause to become accustomed (to something): usually in the pp.: we have been conditioned to accept long lines at the bank
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- a. A mode or state of being: We bought a used boat in excellent condition. See Synonyms at state.b. conditions Existing circumstances: Economic conditions have improved. The news reported the latest weather conditions.c. Archaic Social position; rank.
- a. A state of health: Has the patient's condition deteriorated?b. A state of physical fitness: Have you exercised enough to get back into condition?c. A disease or physical ailment: a heart condition.
- a. One that is indispensable to the appearance or occurrence of another; a prerequisite: Compatibility is a condition of a successful marriage.b. One that restricts or modifies another; a qualification: I'll make you a promise but with one condition.
- a. Grammar The dependent clause of a conditional sentence; protasis.b. 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.
transitive verbcon·di·tioned, con·di·tion·ing, con·di·tions
- a. To make dependent on a condition or conditions: Use of the cabin is conditioned on your keeping it clean.b. To stipulate as a condition: “He only conditioned that the marriage should not take place before his return” ( Jane Austen )
- a. To cause to be in a certain condition; shape or influence: “Our modern conceptions of historiography [are] conditioned by Western intellectual traditions” ( Carol Meyers )b. To accustom (oneself or another) to something; adapt: had to condition herself to long hours of hard work; conditioned the troops to marches at high altitudes.c. To render fit for work or use: spent weeks conditioning the old car.d. To improve the physical fitness of (the body, for example), as through repeated sessions of strenuous physical activity.e. Psychology To cause (an organism) to respond in a specific manner to a conditioned stimulus in the absence of an unconditioned stimulus.
- To treat (the air in a room, for example) by air-conditioning.
- To replace moisture or oils in (hair, for example) by use of a therapeutic product.
Origin of conditionMiddle 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.
- A logical clause or phrase that a conditional statement uses. The phrase can either be true or false.
- A requirement, term, or requisite.
- Environmental protection is a condition for sustainability. What other planets might have the right conditions for life? The union had a dispute over sick time and other conditions of employment.
- (law) A clause in a contract or agreement indicating that a certain contingency may modify the principal obligation in some way.
- The health status of a medical patient.
- My aunt couldn't walk up the stairs in her condition.
- The state or quality.
- National reports on the condition of public education are dismal. The condition of man can be classified as civilized or uncivilized.
- A particular state of being.
- Hypnosis is a peculiar condition of the nervous system. Steps were taken to ameliorate the condition of slavery. Security is defined as the condition of not being threatened. Aging is a condition over which we are powerless.
(third-person singular simple present conditions, present participle conditioning, simple past and past participle conditioned)
- 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 place conditions or limitations upon.
- To shape the behaviour of someone to do something.
- To treat (the hair) with hair conditioner.
- To contract; to stipulate; to agree.
- To test or assay, as silk (to ascertain the proportion of moisture it contains).
- (US, colleges) 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.
- to condition a student who has failed in some branch of study
- To impose upon an object those relations or conditions without which knowledge and thought are alleged to be impossible.
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.