[kuh n-dish-uh-nl] /kənˈdɪʃ ə nl/
imposing, containing, subject to, or depending on a condition or conditions; not absolute; made or allowed on certain terms:
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.
Mathematics. (of an inequality) true for only certain values of the variable, as x + 3 > 0 is only true for real numbers greater than −3.
Compare (def 12).
depending on other factors; not certain
(grammar) (of a clause, conjunction, form of a verb, or whole sentence) expressing a condition on which something else is contingent: “If he comes” is a conditional clause in the sentence “If he comes I shall go”
(logic) Also hypothetical. (of a proposition) consisting of two component propositions associated by the words if…then so that the proposition is false only when the antecedent is true and the consequent false. Usually written: p→q or p⊃q, where p is the antecedent, q the consequent, and → or ⊃ symbolizes implies
(logic) a conditional proposition
late 14c., condicionel, from Old French condicionel (Modern French conditionnel), from Latin conditionalis, from condicionem (see condition (n.)). Related: Conditionally.
noun, Computers. 1. a step in a computer program that determines which of two or more instructions or instruction sequences to execute next, depending on whether or not one or more specified conditions have been met.
noun 1. Statistics, Mathematics. the probability that an event will occur under the condition that another event occurs first: equal to the probability that both will occur divided by the probability that the first will occur. noun 1. (statistics) the probability of one event, A, occurring given that another, B, is already known to have […]
noun 1. a sale in which the title of a property remains with the seller until some condition is met, as the payment of the full purchase price.
- Condition code register
noun 1. (computing) a hardware register used for storing the current values of the condition codes