Condition definition

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Social position; rank; station.
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To apply a conditioner to the hair, etc.
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To impose a condition or conditions on.
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A state of health.

Has the patient's condition deteriorated?

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To give a grade of condition to.
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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.
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A prerequisite or stipulation in an instrument.
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A condition precedent that must exist, occur, or be performed at the same time as another, but separate, condition before a duty or obligation arises.
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A condition (other than lapse of time) that must exist, occur, or be performed before a liability or obligation arises.
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Existing circumstances.

Economic conditions have improved. The news reported the latest weather conditions.

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(archaic) To make conditions; bargain (with)
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Manner or state of being.
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To bring into a proper or desired condition.
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A condition that, if it occurs or comes into existence, will extinguish a duty or obligation.
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A logical clause or phrase that a conditional statement uses. The phrase can either be true or false.
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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.

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(law) A clause in a contract or agreement indicating that a certain contingency may modify the principal obligation in some way.
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To be a condition of; determine.
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To apply a conditioner to.
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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.

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Anything that modifies or restricts the nature, existence, or occurrence of something else; external circumstance or factor.

Conditions were favorable for business.

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A state of physical fitness.

Have you exercised enough to get back into condition?

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A disease or physical ailment.

A heart condition.

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To cause to be in a certain condition; shape or influence.
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(psychology) To cause an organism to respond in a specific manner to a conditioned stimulus in the absence of an unconditioned stimulus.
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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.

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Anything essential to the existence or occurrence of something else; prerequisite.

Hard work is a condition of success.

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A proper or healthy state.

Athletes train to be in condition.

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To set as a condition or requirement; stipulate.
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A mode or state of being.

We bought a used boat in excellent condition.

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(archaic) Social position; rank.
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A state of health.

Has the patient's condition deteriorated?

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A state of physical fitness.

Have you exercised enough to get back into condition?

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A disease or physical ailment.

A heart condition.

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One that is indispensable to the appearance or occurrence of another; a prerequisite.

Compatibility is a condition of a successful marriage.

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One that restricts or modifies another; a qualification.

I'll make you a promise but with one condition.

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(grammar) The dependent clause of a conditional sentence; protasis.
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(logic) A proposition on which another proposition depends; the antecedent of a conditional proposition.
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A provision making the effect of a legal instrument contingent on the occurrence of an uncertain future event.
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The event itself.
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To treat (the air in a room, for example) by air-conditioning.
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To replace moisture or oils in (hair, for example) by use of a therapeutic product.
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To make dependent on a condition or conditions.

Use of the cabin is conditioned on your keeping it clean.

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To stipulate as a condition.
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To cause to be in a certain condition; shape or influence.
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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.

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To render fit for work or use.

Spent weeks conditioning the old car.

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To improve the physical fitness of (the body, for example), as through repeated sessions of strenuous physical activity.
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(psychology) To cause (an organism) to respond in a specific manner to a conditioned stimulus in the absence of an unconditioned stimulus.
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(gram.) A clause expressing a condition, as one beginning with if.
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(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.
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(logic) A proposition on which the truth of another proposition depends.
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State of health.

What's the patient's condition?

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An illness; ailment.

A lung condition.

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Disposition of mind; character.
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Characteristic; trait.
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The requirement that a student make up deficiencies in a certain subject in order to pass it.
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The grade stating this requirement.
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(psychol.) To develop a conditioned response or behavior pattern in (a person or animal)
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To cause to become accustomed (to something)

We have been conditioned to accept long lines at the bank.

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The health status of a medical patient.

My aunt couldn't walk up the stairs in her condition.

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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.

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Anything called for as a requirement before the performance or completion of something else; provision; stipulation.

To impose conditions by contract.

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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.

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To subject to the process of acclimation.

I became conditioned to the absence of seasons in San Diego.

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To subject to different conditions, especially as an exercise.

They were conditioning their shins in their karate class.

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To place conditions or limitations upon.
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To shape the behaviour of someone to do something.
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To treat (the hair) with hair conditioner.
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To test or assay, as silk (to ascertain the proportion of moisture it contains).

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(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.

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To impose upon an object those relations or conditions without which knowledge and thought are alleged to be impossible.
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To affect, modify, or influence.
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To accustom oneself or another to something.

Had to condition herself to long hours of hard work; conditioned the troops to marches at high altitudes.

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To render fit for work or use.

Spent weeks conditioning the old car.

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To improve the physical fitness of the body, as through repeated sessions of strenuous physical activity.
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on condition that
  • provided that; if
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
condition
Plural:
conditions

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

on condition that

Origin of condition

  • 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 deik- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French condicion (French condition), from Latin conditiō, noun of action from perfect passive participle conditus, + noun of action suffix -io.

    From Wiktionary