- (of a proposition) asserting that the existence or occurrence of one thing or event depends on the existence or occurrence of another thing or event; hypothetical.
- (of a syllogism) containing at least one conditional proposition as a premise.
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Origin of conditional
OTHER WORDS FROM conditionalcon·di·tion·al·i·ty, nouncon·di·tion·al·ly, adverbnon·con·di·tion·al, adjective
Words nearby conditional
Example sentences from the Web for conditional
Congress’s power to provide conditional grants to states is broad but not unlimited, and Ohio argues that the tax-cut restriction exceeds two constitutional limits on this power to place conditions on federal grants.
Ohio, for what it’s worth, argues that the Rescue Plan’s aid to states is similar to the conditional grant struck down in NFIB because the Rescue Plan is very generous.
Ohio’s coercion argument, by contrast, would so radically transform the legal doctrines governing conditional federal grants that major programs like Medicaid could be in danger.
Jailing somebody for “simply marching with a group of people who later committed crimes is guilt by association,” Smith said, successfully arguing for Nordean’s conditional release pending trial.U.S. moves to unseal new indictment of Proud Boys leaders from four states in Jan. 6 Capitol breach|Spencer Hsu, Rachel Weiner|March 19, 2021|Washington Post
We then trained a type of machine learning model called a conditional random field to weed out extraneous text, such as cover and signature pages or the table of contents, leaving only the contract text we were interested in.How We Found Pricey Provisions in New Jersey Police Contracts|by Agnes Chang, Jeff Kao and Agnel Philip, ProPublica, and Andrew Ford, Asbury Park Press|February 8, 2021|ProPublica
One of the Four was released in 2005, and the three others were offered conditional pardons by then-Gov.
It was the sixth time an apartheid leader had offered Mandela a conditional release from jail.Nelson Mandela Demanded Justice Before Forgiving White South Africans|Peter Beinart|December 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The government and the court would then convert the pretrial conditions as conditional release.
With permission to be in Singapore conditional upon their employer, workers are discouraged from rocking the boat.
His committment to "counting all the votes" was conditional on Bush withdrawing all of his lawsuits.No, Democrats Did Not Just Want to "Count All the Votes" in the 2000 Election.|Megan McArdle|May 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A contract of sale may be conditional, for example, that the property shall not be transferred until the price is paid.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
He had a modus operandi of making the conditional mood mean the imperative.The British Expedition to the Crimea|William Howard Russell
As far as I can make out the original, it is the negative conditional as I have given it in the text.The Myths of the New World|Daniel G. Brinton
Something about the conditional setup seemed to give me an idea.Sense from Thought Divide|Mark Irvin Clifton
"I would ask that question," repeated Tanner, still in the conditional mood, but nodding confidentially all round.
British Dictionary definitions for conditional
- (of an equation or inequality) true for only certain values of the variable: x ² –1 = x + 1 is a conditional equation, only true for x = 2 or –1
- (of an infinite series) divergent when the absolute values of the terms are considered
- a conditional form of a verb
- a conditional clause or sentence