- 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)
- condillac, étienne bonnot de,
- condition code register,
- condition codes,
- conditional access,
- conditional convergence
Origin of condition
Examples from the Web for condition
When we meet them, their lives are unfulfilled, and at no point are we convinced their condition will change.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to harm future access to those embattled communities.
You also say that you think your condition gave you an advantage in some ways.
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|DAILY BEAST
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|Marlow Stern|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If things take the better turn, our condition will be surer and firmer than it was before.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XV. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
This condition of things probably affects politics and society more than the thoughtless suppose.Lost Leaders|Andrew Lang
At that age and in its then condition a strong ruler--native if possible, if not, foreign--was by far the best hope for Ireland.The Story Of Ireland|Emily Lawless
The only words he uttered were to inquire about the condition of Mademoiselle Plouernel.
It merely aims to be a brief recital of his present condition.The Railroad Problem|Edward Hungerford
- 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.