condition meaning

[ kən'diʃən ] Pronunciation:   "condition" in a sentence
Noun: condition  kun'dishun
  1. A state at a particular time
    "a condition of disrepair"
    - status 
  2. An assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    - precondition, stipulation 
  3. A mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing
    "the human condition" 
  4. Information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
    - circumstance, consideration 
  5. The state of (good) health (especially in the phrases 'in condition' or 'in shape' or 'out of condition' or 'out of shape')
    - shape 
  6. An illness, disease, or other medical problem
    "a heart condition"; "a skin condition" 
  7. (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement
    "the contract set out the conditions of the lease"
    - term 
  8. The procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition
    - experimental condition
Verb: condition  kun'dishun
  1. Establish a conditioned response 
  2. Develop (children's) behaviour by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
    - discipline, train, check 
  3. Specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
    - stipulate, qualify, specify 
  4. Put into a better state
    "he conditions old cars" 
  5. Apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny
    "I condition my hair after washing it"

Derived forms: conditions, conditioning, conditioned

See also: conditioner, conditioning

Type of: ameliorate, amend, assumption, better, contract, develop, good health, healthiness, illness, improve, information, instruct, learn, make grow, malady, meliorate, premise, premiss, procedure, process, shampoo, sickness, state, statement, teach, undertake, unwellness

Part of: agreement, experiment, experimentation, understanding

Encyclopedia: Condition


1 [U,C]

the state that sth is in:

a used car in perfect condition

in excellent/fair/good/perfect/reasonable condition

◆ in bad/poor condition

2 conditions [pl.]

the circumstances or situation in which people live, work or do things:

a campaign to create better working conditions

difficult market conditions

a strike to improve pay and conditions

bad/difficult/harsh/poor conditions

favourable/good conditions

business/economic/employment/living/market/trading conditions

living/working conditions

◆ to change/create/improve conditions

3 [C]

a rule or decision that you must agree to, sometimes forming part of a contract or an official agreement:

Congress can impose strict conditions on the bank.

The offer is subject to certain conditions.

the terms and conditions of employment

This product is sold under the condition that it cannot be returned under any circumstances.

strict/stringent/tough conditions

lending/licence/loan/membership conditions

◆ to accept/ease/impose/meet/set conditions

4 [C]

a situation that must exist in order for sth else to happen:

a necessary condition for economic growth

A good training programme is one of the conditions for successful industry.

MINT noun

Those variables of an operational environment or situation in which a unit, system, or individual is expected to operate and may affect performance.
See also joint mission-essential tasks.

n. 1. A major term of a contract. It is frequently described as a term that goes to the root of a contract or is of the essenceof a contract (see alsoTIME PROVISIONS IN CONTRACTS); it is contrasted with a warranty, which is a term of minor importance. Breach of a condition constitutes a fundamental breach of the contract and entitles the injured party to treat it as discharged, whereas breach of warranty is remediable only by an action for damages, subject to any contrary provision in a contract (see BREACH OF CONTRACT). A condition or a warranty may be either an express term or an implied term. In the case of an express term, the fact that the contract labels it a condition or a warranty is not regarded by the courts as conclusive of its status. See alsoINNOMINATE TERMS.
2. A provision that does not form part of a contractual obligation but operates either to suspend the contract until a specified event has happened (a condition precedent) or to bring it to an end in certain specified circumstances (a condition subsequent).When X agrees to buy Y's car if it passes its MOT test, this is a condition precedent; a condition in a contract for the sale of goods that entitles the purchaser to return the goods if dissatisfied with them is a condition subsequent.

vt con·di·tioned; con·di·tion·ing : to cause to undergo a change so that an act or response previously associated with one stimulus becomes associated with another — con·di·tion·able adj
1 : something essential to the appearance or occurrence of something else; esp : an environmental requirement ‹available oxygen is an essential condition for animal life›
a : a usu. defective state of health ‹a serious heart condition›
b : a state of physical fitness ‹exercising to get into condition›


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  1. the child 's condition took a favourable turn ...
  2. law is the reflection of economic conditions.
  3. the condition of her family was not improving ..
  4. this condition persisted until mid-january.
  5. i don't think his condition can be worse.

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