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[bahy-kuh n-dish-uh-nl]
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adjective Logic.
  1. (of a proposition) asserting that the existence or occurrence of one thing or event depends on, and is dependent on, the existence or occurrence of another, as “A if and only if B.”
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Origin of biconditional

First recorded in 1935–40; bi-1 + conditional
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British Dictionary definitions for biconditional


  1. another name for equivalence (def. 2)
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