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con·di·tion·al

(kən-dĭsh′ə-nəl)
adj.
1. Imposing, depending on, or containing a condition. See Synonyms at dependent.
2. Grammar Stating, containing, or implying a condition.
3. Psychology Brought about by conditioning.
n. Grammar
A mood, tense, clause, word, or morpheme expressing a condition. See Usage Note at if.

con·di′tion·al′i·ty (-dĭsh′ə-năl′ĭ-tē) n.
con·di′tion·al·ly adv.

conditional

(kənˈdɪʃənəl)
adj
1. depending on other factors; not certain
2. (Grammar) 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"
3. (Mathematics)
a. (of an equation or inequality) true for only certain values of the variable: x2 –1 = x + 1 is a conditional equation, only true for x = 2 or –1
b. (of an infinite series) divergent when the absolute values of the terms are considered
4. (Logic) 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: pq or pq, where p is the antecedent, q the consequent, and → or ⊃ symbolizes implies
n
5. (Grammar) grammar
a. a conditional form of a verb
b. a conditional clause or sentence
6. (Logic) logic a conditional proposition
conˌditionˈality n
conˈditionally adv

con•di•tion•al

(kənˈdɪʃ ə nl)

adj.
1. imposing, containing, subject to, or depending on a condition; not absolute: conditional acceptance.
2. (of a sentence, clause, mood, or word) involving or expressing a condition, as the first clause in the sentence If it rains, we won't go.
n.
3.
a. (in some languages) a mood, tense, or other category used in expressing conditions, often corresponding to an English verb phrase beginning with would, as Spanish comería “he (or she) would eat.”
b. a sentence, clause, or word expressing a condition.
4. Logic. a proposition expressing implication, as “If A then B.”
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French < Late Latin]
con•di`tion•al′i•ty, n.
con•di′tion•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.conditional - qualified by reservations
qualified - limited or restricted; not absolute; "gave only qualified approval"
2.conditional - imposing or depending on or containing a condition; "conditional acceptance of the terms"; "lent conditional support"; "the conditional sale will not be complete until the full purchase price is paid"
qualified - limited or restricted; not absolute; "gave only qualified approval"
unconditional, unconditioned - not conditional; "unconditional surrender"

conditional

adjective dependent, limited, qualified, subject to, contingent, provisional, with reservations Their support is conditional on their approval of his proposals. They have made us a conditional offer.
absolute, unconditional, unrestricted, categorical

conditional

adjective
1. Depending on or containing a condition or conditions:
2. Determined or to be determined by someone or something else:
Translations
مَشْروطمَشْرُوط
podmíněný
betinget
ehdollinenehtoehtotapakonditionaali
uvjetan
skilyrtur
条件付きの
조건부의
condicionadocondicional
podmienený
pogojen
villkorlig
ที่เป็นเงื่อนไข
koşulluşartlı
có điều kiện

conditional

[kənˈdɪʃənl]
A. ADJcondicional
conditional offeroferta f condicional
conditional tense/clausetiempo m/oración f condicional
to be conditional upondepender de
B. Ncondicional m

conditional

[kənˈdɪʃənəl] adj [acceptance, sale, offer, contract] → conditionnel(le)
to be conditional upon sth → dépendre de qchconditional discharge (British) (LAW) ncondamnation f avec sursis

conditional

adj
mit Vorbehalt, bedingt, vorbehaltlich; (Comm, Jur) salemit Auflagen; a conditional yesein Ja mit Vorbehalt; to be conditional (up)on somethingvon etw abhängen
(Gram) → konditional, Konditional-, Bedingungs-; the conditional mood/tenseder Konditional
n (Gram) → Konditional m

conditional

[kənˈdɪʃnl] adjcondizionale
to be conditional upon → dipendere da

condition

(kənˈdiʃən) noun
1. state or circumstances in which a person or thing is. The house is not in good condition; He is in no condition to leave hospital; under ideal conditions; living conditions; variable conditions.
2. something that must happen or be done before some other thing happens or is done; a term or requirement in an agreement. It was a condition of his going that he should pay his own expenses; That is one of the conditions in the agreement.
verb
1. to affect or control. behaviour conditioned by circumstances.
2. to put into the required state. The footballers trained hard in order to condition themselves for the match.
conˈditional adjective
depending on certain conditions. This offer of a university place is conditional on your being able to pass your final school exams; a conditional offer.
conˈditionally adverb
conˈditioner noun
something which helps in conditioning. hair-conditioner.
on condition that
if, and only if (something is done). You will be paid tomorrow on condition that the work is finished.

conditional

مَشْرُوط podmíněný betinget vorbehaltlich εξαρτώμενος condicional ehdollinen conditionnel uvjetan condizionale 条件付きの 조건부의 voorwaardelijk avhengig warunkowy condicional обусловленный villkorlig ที่เป็นเงื่อนไข koşullu có điều kiện 有条件的
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