- conditional operation,
- conditional probability,
- conditional sale,
- conditioned response,
- conditioned stimulus,
- conditioned suppression,
Origin of conditioned
- 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
Examples from the Web for conditioned
Our existing bulbs tend to work, and we are not yet conditioned to think of them as capital investments.Why You Should Give LED Light Bulbs for Christmas. Seriously.|Daniel Gross|December 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The world has been conditioned to expect such brazen sabotage.Israel's Political Process Sabotages Peace Efforts, But There Is A Constituency For Peace|Matt Lerner|November 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
New York residents—and moviegoers in general—are conditioned to seeing the Big Apple blown to smithereens.‘White House Down,’ ‘Olympus Has Fallen’: Washington Destroyed in Film|Kevin Fallon|July 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
By this point, however, our culture should be conditioned to this kind of behavior.11 Ways Rappers Are Just Like Right-Wing Radio Hosts|Kevin Fallon|March 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Women are conditioned to compare themselves with one another.The Absurd Backlash Against Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’|Michelle Goldberg|March 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Pavlov's book will further explain and clarify the concept of the conditioned response mechanism.A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis|Melvin Powers
Thus it is evident that the formation of conditioned reflexes takes place in all fields of animal and human activity.Taboo and Genetics|Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
It is achieved at every moment and is always completely united to facts and conditioned by historical knowledge.Beauty and the Beast|Stewart A. McDowall
They passed a rule that no student who was conditioned in any study could vote in any college election.At Good Old Siwash|George Fitch
But they were only stylized gestures leading to conditioned reflexes deep in the medulla.The Sensitive Man|Poul William Anderson
- 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.