[kuh n-dish-uh n] /kənˈdɪʃ ən/
a particular mode of being of a person or thing; existing state; situation with respect to circumstances.
state of health:
He was reported to be in critical condition.
fit or requisite state:
to be out of condition; to be in no condition to run.
in a lowly condition.
a restricting, limiting, or modifying circumstance:
It can happen only under certain conditions.
a circumstance indispensable to some result; prerequisite; that on which something else is contingent:
conditions of acceptance.
Usually, conditions. existing circumstances:
poor living conditions.
something demanded as an essential part of an agreement; provision; stipulation:
He accepted on one condition.
Informal. an abnormal or diseased state of part of the body:
heart condition; skin condition.
Logic. the antecedent of a conditional proposition.
verb (used with object)
to put in a fit or proper state.
to accustom or inure:
to condition oneself to the cold.
to form or be a condition of; determine, limit, or restrict as a condition.
to subject to particular conditions or circumstances:
Her studies conditioned her for her job.
U.S. Education. to impose a condition on (a student).
to test (a commodity) to ascertain its condition.
to make (something) a condition; stipulate.
Psychology. to establish a conditioned response in (a subject).
verb (used without object)
to make conditions.
on / upon condition that, with the promise or provision that; provided that; if:
She accepted the position on condition that there would be opportunity for advancement.
a particular state of being or existence; situation with respect to circumstances: the human condition
something that limits or restricts something else; a qualification: you may enter only under certain conditions
(pl) external or existing circumstances: conditions were right for a takeover
state of health or physical fitness, esp good health (esp in the phrases in condition, out of condition)
an ailment or physical disability: a heart condition
something indispensable to the existence of something else: your happiness is a condition of mine
something required as part of an agreement or pact; terms: the conditions of the lease are set out
(logic) a statement whose truth is either required for the truth of a given statement (a necessary condition) or sufficient to guarantee the truth of the given statement (a sufficient condition) See sufficient (sense 2), necessary (sense 3e)
(maths, logic) a presupposition, esp a restriction on the domain of quantification, indispensable to the proof of a theorem and stated as part of it
(statistics) short for experimental condition
rank, status, or position in life
(conjunction) on condition that, upon condition that, provided that
verb (mainly transitive)
to put into a fit condition or state
to improve the condition of (one’s hair) by use of special cosmetics
to accustom or inure
to subject to a condition
(intransitive) (archaic) to make conditions
early 14c., condicioun, from Old French condicion “stipulation, state, behavior, social status” (12c., Modern French condition), from Latin condicionem (nominative condicio) “agreement, situation,” from condicere “to speak with, talk together,” from com- “together” (see com-) + dicere “to speak” (see diction). Evolution of meaning through “stipulation, condition,” to “situation, mode of being.”
late 15c., “to make conditions,” from condition (n.). Meaning “to bring to a desired condition” is from 1844. Related: Conditioned; conditioning.
condition con·di·tion (kən-dĭsh’ən)
v. con·di·tioned, con·di·tion·ing, con·di·tions
To cause an organism to respond in a specific manner to a conditioned stimulus in the absence of an unconditioned stimulus.
[kuh n-dish-uh n] /kənˈdɪʃ ən/ noun 1. a particular mode of being of a person or thing; existing state; situation with respect to circumstances. 2. state of health: He was reported to be in critical condition. 3. fit or requisite state: to be out of condition; to be in no condition to run. 4. social […]
[kuh n-dish-uh-nl] /kənˈdɪʃ ə nl/ adjective 1. imposing, containing, subject to, or depending on a condition or conditions; not absolute; made or allowed on certain terms: conditional acceptance. 2. Grammar. (of a sentence, clause, mood, or word) involving or expressing a condition, as the first clause in the sentence If it rains, he won’t go. […]
- Conditional access
noun 1. the encryption of television programme transmissions so that only authorized subscribers with suitable decoding apparatus may have access to them
noun, Mathematics. 1. the property of an infinite series that converges while the series formed by replacing each term in the given series with its absolute value diverges; the property of an infinite series that converges when the order of the terms is altered. Compare (def 1).