conditional[kən dis̸h′ən əl]
- 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.
- 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
- 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).