- (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
Example sentences from the Web for conditional
Tiles in some of the packs also introduce conditional coding concepts.Gift Guide: 22 STEM toy gift ideas for every little builder|Natasha Lomas|November 23, 2020|TechCrunch
There are also more visualization features like conditional formatting as well as the ability to filter and sort data with dropdowns next to each field.
On Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys dealt defensive end Everson Griffen to the Detroit Lions for a conditional sixth-round pick.Coronavirus protocols are impacting the NFL trade deadline — and making for earlier deals|Mark Maske|October 28, 2020|Washington Post
State officials approved the company’s acquisitions on a conditional basis in 2016, while imposing a three-year monitoring regime that health department officials describe as unprecedented.Investors Extracted $400 Million From a Hospital Chain That Sometimes Couldn’t Pay for Medical Supplies or Gas for Ambulances|by Peter Elkind with Doris Burke|September 30, 2020|ProPublica
In other words, unemployment payments may be exacerbating unemployment because they are conditional on not being employed.
Are you or are you not conditionally engaged to Mr. Harold Tillington?'Miss Cayley's Adventures|Grant Allen
"Conditionally—yes," replied Dacres, whereat his companion was even better pleased.The Dreadnought of the Air|Percy F. Westerman
But there is no statement anywhere that the Law is given to Israel conditionally and that it will ever be taken away from them.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy|Isaac Husik
True, she was conditionally engaged to marry a Mr. Freeman Clarke, who was an itinerant preacher.Hubert's Wife|Minnie Mary Lee
In this process of being only conditionally accepted, accepted only for examination, meanings become ideas.How We Think|John Dewey
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