- (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.
Origin of conditional
Synonyms for conditional
Examples from the Web for conditionally
Historical Examples of conditionally
I understood Mahomed grudgingly granted them a half-soul, and that only conditionally.The Prodigal Returns
Besides the promise was made only conditionally, as was that made to Eli.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
He flung back sombrely, "You don't even put it conditionally then?"The Touchstone
Mrs. Dudley, Im willing to be as generous as you can expect, conditionally.Justin Wingate, Ranchman
John H. Whitson
Give me absolution, he said: at least conditionally, in case what I say should be true.Old and New Paris, v. 1
Henry Sutherland Edwards
- (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
late 14c., condicionel, from Old French condicionel (Modern French conditionnel), from Latin conditionalis, from condicionem (see condition (n.)). Related: Conditionally.