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a. A mode or state of being: We bought a used boat in excellent condition. See Synonyms at state.
b. conditions Existing circumstances: Economic conditions have improved. The news reported the latest weather conditions.
c. Archaic Social position; rank.
a. A state of health: Has the patient's condition deteriorated?
b. A state of physical fitness: Have you exercised enough to get back into condition?
c. A disease or physical ailment: a heart condition.
a. One that is indispensable to the appearance or occurrence of another; a prerequisite: Compatibility is a condition of a successful marriage.
b. One that restricts or modifies another; a qualification: I'll make you a promise but with one condition.
a. Grammar The dependent clause of a conditional sentence; protasis.
b. Logic A proposition on which another proposition depends; the antecedent of a conditional proposition.
a. A provision making the effect of a legal instrument contingent on the occurrence of an uncertain future event.
b. The event itself.
tr.v. con·di·tioned, con·di·tion·ing, con·di·tions
a. To make dependent on a condition or conditions: Use of the cabin is conditioned on your keeping it clean.
b. To stipulate as a condition: "He only conditioned that the marriage should not take place before his return" (Jane Austen).
a. To cause to be in a certain condition; shape or influence: "Our modern conceptions of historiography [are] conditioned by Western intellectual traditions" (Carol Meyers).
b. To accustom (oneself or another) to something; adapt: had to condition herself to long hours of hard work; conditioned the troops to marches at high altitudes.
c. To render fit for work or use: spent weeks conditioning the old car.
d. To improve the physical fitness of (the body, for example), as through repeated sessions of strenuous physical activity.
e. Psychology To cause (an organism) to respond in a specific manner to a conditioned stimulus in the absence of an unconditioned stimulus.
3. To treat (the air in a room, for example) by air-conditioning.
4. To replace moisture or oils in (hair, for example) by use of a therapeutic product.
[Middle English condicioun, from Old French condicion, from Late Latin conditiō, conditiōn-, alteration of Latin condiciō, from condīcere, to agree : com-, com- + dīcere, to talk; see deik- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
external or existing circumstances
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|Noun||1.||conditions - the prevailing context that influences the performance or the outcome of a process; "there were wide variations in the conditions of observation"|
|2.||conditions - the set of circumstances that affect someone's welfare; "hazardous working conditions"; "harsh living conditions"|
|3.||conditions - the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation; "they were hoping for good weather"; "every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception"; "the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow"|
meteorology - the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)
atmospheric phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere
cold weather - a period of unusually cold weather
hot weather - a period of unusually high temperatures
thaw, thawing, warming - warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt; "they welcomed the spring thaw"
downfall, precipitation - the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
wave - a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures); "a heat wave"
elements - violent or severe weather (viewed as caused by the action of the four elements); "they felt the full fury of the elements"
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
atmospheric state, atmosphere - the weather or climate at some place; "the atmosphere was thick with fog"
good weather - weather suitable for outdoor activities