- a stipulation in an agreement or instrument transferring property that provides for a change consequent on the occurrence or nonoccurrence of a stated event.
- the event upon which this stipulation depends.
- a requirement imposed on a college student who fails to reach the prescribed standard in a course at the end of the regular period of instruction, permitting credit to be established by later performance.
- the course or subject to which the requirement is attached.
verb (used with object)
- to test (fibers or fabrics) for the presence of moisture or other foreign matter.
- to replace moisture lost from (fibers or fabrics) in manipulation or manufacture.
verb (used without object)
Origin of condition
Synonyms for condition
Related Words for conditionstatus, case, position, action, situation, plight, quality, precondition, rule, arrangement, qualification, demand, provision, prerequisite, health, aspect, form, syndrome, problem, disease
Examples from the Web for condition
Contemporary Examples of condition
When we meet them, their lives are unfulfilled, and at no point are we convinced their condition will change.The Lost Novel of Nobel-Winner José Saramago
January 5, 2015
The official spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to harm future access to those embattled communities.ISIS Fight Has a Spy Shortage, Intel Chair Says
January 2, 2015
You also say that you think your condition gave you an advantage in some ways.Tim Howard’s Wall of Intensity
December 22, 2014
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the security preparations publicly.CIA Offers New Security Checks for ‘Torture Report’ Spies
Shane Harris, Kimberly Dozier
December 9, 2014
She agrees to be their Rosie the Riveter under one condition: they save Peeta.‘Mockingjay’s’ Mastermind: Francis Lawrence on the Book vs. Movie, ISIS Parallels, and More
November 23, 2014
Historical Examples of condition
The spirit and the gifts of freedom ill assort with the condition of a slave.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Thank you, Robert; I will accept your gift with thanks on one condition.Brave and Bold
And if we look to the condition of individuals what a proud spectacle does it exhibit!
Avoid me—place yourself in the condition of my opponent, and beware.
I offered to engage not to marry at all, if that condition may be accepted.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
- a declaration or provision in a will, contract, etc, that makes some right or liability contingent upon the happening of some event
- the event itself
verb (mainly tr)
- to alter the response of (a person or animal) to a particular stimulus or situation
- to establish a conditioned response in (a person or animal)
Word Origin for condition
early 14c., condicioun, from Old French condicion "stipulation, state, behavior, social status" (12c., Modern French condition), from Latin condicionem (nominative condicio) "agreement, situation," from condicere "to speak with, talk together," from com- "together" (see com-) + dicere "to speak" (see diction). Evolution of meaning through "stipulation, condition," to "situation, mode of being."
late 15c., "to make conditions," from condition (n.). Meaning "to bring to a desired condition" is from 1844. Related: Conditioned; conditioning.
see in condition; mint condition; on condition that; out of condition.