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English Dictionary: condition by the DICT Development Group
4 results for condition
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
    Synonym(s): condition, status
  2. an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    Synonym(s): condition, 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; "another consideration is the time it would take"
    Synonym(s): circumstance, condition, consideration
  5. the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')
    Synonym(s): condition, 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"; "the terms of the treaty were generous"
    Synonym(s): condition, term
  8. the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition
    Synonym(s): condition, experimental condition
  1. establish a conditioned response
  2. develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"
    Synonym(s): discipline, train, check, condition
  3. specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement; "The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"; "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments"
    Synonym(s): stipulate, qualify, condition, 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"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Condition \Con*di"tion\, n. [F., fr. L. conditio (better
      condicio) agreement, compact, condition; con- + a root
      signifying to show, point out, akin to dicere to say, dicare
      to proclaim, dedicate. See {Teach}, {Token}.]
      1. Mode or state of being; state or situation with regard to
            external circumstances or influences, or to physical or
            mental integrity, health, strength, etc.; predicament;
            rank; position, estate.
                     I am in my condition A prince, Miranda; I do think,
                     a king.                                             --Shak.
                     And O, what man's condition can be worse Than his
                     whom plenty starves and blessings curse? --Cowley.
                     The new conditions of life.               --Darwin.
      2. Essential quality; property; attribute.
                     It seemed to us a condition and property of divine
                     powers and beings to be hidden and unseen to others.
      3. Temperament; disposition; character. [Obs.]
                     The condition of a saint and the complexion of a
                     devil.                                                --Shak.
      4. That which must exist as the occasion or concomitant of
            something else; that which is requisite in order that
            something else should take effect; an essential
            qualification; stipulation; terms specified.
                     I had as lief take her dowry with this condition, to
                     be whipped at the high cross every morning. --Shak.
                     Many are apt to believe remission of sins, but they
                     believe it without the condition of repentance.
                                                                              --Jer. Taylor.
      5. (Law) A clause in a contract, or agreement, which has for
            its object to suspend, to defeat, or in some way to
            modify, the principal obligation; or, in case of a will,
            to suspend, revoke, or modify a devise or bequest. It is
            also the case of a future uncertain event, which may or
            may not happen, and on the occurrence or non-occurrence of
            which, the accomplishment, recission, or modification of
            an obligation or testamentary disposition is made to
            depend. --Blount. Tomlins. Bouvier. Wharton.
      {Equation of condition}. (Math.) See under {Equation}.
      {On [or] Upon} {condition} (that), used for if in introducing
            conditional sentences. [bd]Upon condition thou wilt swear
            to pay him tribute . . . thou shalt be placed as viceroy
            under him.[b8] --Shak.
      {Conditions of sale}, the terms on which it is proposed to
            sell property by auction; also, the instrument containing
            or expressing these terms.
      Syn: State; situation; circumstances; station; case; mode;
               plight; predicament; stipulation; qualification;
               requisite; article; provision; arrangement. See {State}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Condition \Con*di"tion\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Conditioned}; p.
      pr. & vb. n. {Conditioning}.]
      1. To make terms; to stipulate.
                     Pay me back my credit, And I'll condition with ye.
                                                                              --Beau. & Fl.
      2. (Metaph.) To impose upon an object those relations or
            conditions without which knowledge and thought are alleged
            to be impossible.
                     To think of a thing is to condition.   --Sir W.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Condition \Con*di"tion\, v. t. [Cf. LL. conditionare. See
      {Condition}, n.]
      1. To invest with, or limit by, conditions; to burden or
            qualify by a condition; to impose or be imposed as the
            condition of.
                     Seas, that daily gain upon the shore, Have ebb and
                     flow conditioning their march.            --Tennyson.
      2. To contract; to stipulate; to agree.
                     It was conditioned between Saturn and Titan, that
                     Saturn should put to death all his male children.
                                                                              --Sir W.
      3. (U. S. Colleges) To put under conditions; to require to
            pass a new examination or to make up a specified study, as
            a condition of remaining in one's class or in college; as,
            to condition a student who has failed in some branch of
      4. To test or assay, as silk (to ascertain the proportion of
            moisture it contains). --McElrath.
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