- 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 conditions
By 2011, Airbus was working on a program to replicate these conditions in a flight simulator for use in pilot training.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Air traffic controllers and pilots together take great care not to fly in conditions that can jeopardize an airplane.
Thinking of longer journeys to Mars or an asteroid would require careful measurement of conditions.To Infinity and Beyond! NASA’s Orion Mission Blasts Off|Matthew R. Francis|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Conditions are worsening and the Rodney King verdict is certainly not the most egregious injustice in our midst.‘Why Have I Lost Control?’: Cory Booker in ’92 on Rodney King Echoes Ferguson|Cory Booker|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are conditions where the heart and many other organs are functioning relatively well, but the brain is very ill.
No, Peggy; tis irksome to stay here under the conditions of things, but I see not how it can be helped.Peggy Owen at Yorktown|Lucy Foster Madison
Still we moved forward with such order as was under the conditions permissible.History of Kershaw's Brigade|D. Augustus Dickert
These conditions must increase the earth's equatorial bulge and thereby cause changes in the distribution of land and water.Climatic Changes|Ellsworth Huntington
In other times, under other conditions, some pliant and amiable figurehead might serve them well.The Landloper|Holman Day
But these conditions, as I have shown, produce a conscience, the representative of society in the consciousness of the individual.Morals and the Evolution of Man|Max Simon Nordau
- 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.