# Conditionally

[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.

3.

Logic.

4.

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).

**noun**

5.

Grammar.

/kənˈdɪʃənəl/

**adjective**

1.

depending on other factors; not certain

2.

(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”

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(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

**noun**

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(grammar)

6.

(logic) a conditional proposition

**adj.**

late 14c., condicionel, from Old French condicionel (Modern French conditionnel), from Latin conditionalis, from condicionem (see condition (n.)). Related: Conditionally.

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