[kuh n-dish-uh nd] /kənˈdɪʃ ənd/
existing under or subject to .
characterized by a predictable or consistent pattern of behavior or thought as a result of having been subjected to certain circumstances or conditions.
Psychology. proceeding from or dependent on a of the individual; learned; acquired:
conditioned behavior patterns.
Compare (def 2).
made suitable for a given purpose.
[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.
(psychol) of or denoting a response that has been learned Compare unconditioned
(foll by to) accustomed; inured; prepared by training
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.
conditioned con·di·tioned (kən-dĭsh’ənd)
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.
noun, Psychology. 1. a response that becomes associated with a previously unrelated stimulus as a result of pairing the stimulus with another stimulus normally yielding the response. noun 1. (psychol) a response that is transferred from the second to the first of a pair of stimuli. A well-known Pavlovian example is salivation by a dog […]
- Conditioned stimulus
noun 1. (psychol) a stimulus to which an organism has learned to make a response by classical conditioning Compare unconditioned stimulus conditioned stimulus n. A previously neutral stimulus that, after repeated association with an unconditioned stimulus, elicits the response produced by the unconditioned stimulus itself.
- Conditioned suppression
noun 1. (psychol) the reduction in the frequency of a learned response, e.g. pressing a bar for water, that occurs when a stimulus previously associated with pain is present
[kuh n-dish-uh-ner] /kənˈdɪʃ ə nər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. something added to a substance to increase its usability, as a water softener. 3. a cream or liquid preparation applied to the hair or skin, especially for its emollient qualities. 4. a trainer of athletes. 5. an . 6. Textiles. a […]