- containing, implying, or dependent on a condition or conditions; qualified; not absolute: a conditional award
- Logic designating or including a compound proposition that has the form “if p, then q,” in which p and q are two different propositions
- expressing a condition: a conditional clause
- The definition of conditional is something that is tied to some other event or thing occurring.
When a loan is offered based on the condition that you provide proof of income, this is an example of a conditional loan.
- The definition of a conditional is a grammar term that means a sentence structure that expresses a particular situation or circumstance and its consequences.
An example of a conditional is a sentence telling someone that you will be mad at them if they are late.
- Imposing, depending on, or containing a condition. See Synonyms at dependent.
- Grammar Stating, containing, or implying a condition.
- Psychology Brought about by conditioning.
- (grammar) A conditional sentence; a statement that depends on a condition being true or false.
- (grammar) The conditional mood.
- (logic) A statement that one sentence is true if another is.
- "A implies B" is a conditional.
- (computing, programming) An instruction that branches depending on the truth of a condition at that point.
- if and while are conditionals in some programming languages.
From Old French condicionel (French conditionnel).
- But you also say that our oath of allegiance is a conditional matter, and to that I reply: 'You are my best friend, as you know, but if you formed a secret society and began working against the government- -be it what it may--I know it is my duty to obey the government.
- Certain sacrifices of animals he explains as intended to transfer a conditional curse.
- These act as endowments for a specific period, and are conditional on the holder devoting his time to the investigation at first hand of some specified subject.
- Others teach " conditional immortality."
- Clearly, then, Napoleon's desire for peace was conditional on his being allowed to dictate terms to the rulers and peoples concerned.