Notebook, 1993-



A Particular Mode of being of a person or thing . . . . Situation with respect to circumstances . . . . Existing State or Case . . . . Position [existing under or subject to, accustomed, proceeding from or dependent on. . . . learned, acquired] . . . . Circumstance [restricting, limiting, modifying, indispensable to some result] . . . . Prerequsite, Provision, Stipulation, Consequence on or of the event itself . . . . Put in fit or proper state . . . . Accustom, inure, form, determine, limit, restrict, establish . . . . Arrangement . . . . Requirement . . . . Contingent . . . . A Mood, Tense, or other Category used in expressing conditions . . . . Imposing, containing or depending on a condition or conditions; not absolute

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Condition n. 1. a particular mode of being of a person or thing; situation with respect to circumstances; existing state or case. 2. state of health: to be in grave condition. 3. social position: in a lowly condition. 4. a restricting, limiting, or modifying circumstance: It can happen only under certain conditions. 5. a circumstance indispensable to some result; prerequisite; conditions of acceptance. 6. some provision; stipulation: He accepted on one condition. 7. Law. a. a stipulation in an agreement that provides for a change consequent on the occurrence of a future event. b. the event itself. 8. U.S. a requirement imposed on a college student who fails a course, permitting credit to be established by later performance. 9. Gram. protasis. 10. Logic. the antecedent of a conditional proposition. 11. on or upon condition that, provided that; if. -v.t. 12 to put in a fit or proper state. 13. to accustom or inure: conditioned to the cold. 14. to air-condition. 15. to form or be a condiiton of; determine, limit, or restrict as a condition: Her attitude will condition her success in the job. 16. U.S. a. to impose a condition on [a student]. b. to receive a conditional grade in a course. 17. to test [a commodity] to ascertain its condition. 18. to make [something] a condition; stipulate. 19. Psychol. to establish a conditioned response in [a subject]. -v.i. 20. to make conditions. [< L conditiõn-, earlier condiciõn- (s. of condiciõ) arrangement = con-CON- + dic- say + -iõn- ION-; r. ME condicioun < AF] -Syn. 1. See state. 6. requirement, proviso.

Conditioned adj. 1. existing under or subject to conditions. 2. characterized by a predictable or consistent pattern of behavior or thought as a result of having been subjected to certain circumstances or conditions. 3. Psychol. proceeding from or dependent on conditioning; learned: acquired: conditioned behavior patterns. Cf. unconditoned [def. 2]. 4. made suitable for a given purpose. 5. accustomed; inured. 6. air-conditioned. -Ant. 1. free, absolute.

Conditional adj. 1. imposing, containing or depending on a condition or conditions; not absolute; conditional acceptance. 2. Gram. [of a sentence, clause, mood, or word] involvng or expressing a condition, as by the first clause in the sentence If it rains, he won't go. 3. Logic. a. [of a proposition] asserting that the existence or occurence of one thing or event depends on the existence or occurence of another thing or event; hypothetical. b. [of a syliogism] containging at least one conditional proposition as a premise. -n. 4. Gram [in certain languages] a mood, tense, or other category used in expressing conditions, often corresponding to an English verb preceded by if. Spanish comeria "he would eat" is in the conditional. -Syn. 1. contingent.

[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]



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