[kuh n-dish-uh n]


verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to make conditions.

Nearby words

  1. condignly,
  2. condillac,
  3. condillac, étienne bonnot de,
  4. condiment,
  5. condisciple,
  6. condition code register,
  7. condition codes,
  8. conditional,
  9. conditional access,
  10. conditional convergence


    on/upon condition that, with the promise or provision that; provided that; if: She accepted the position on condition that there would be opportunity for advancement.

Origin of condition

1275–1325; Middle English condicioun < Anglo-French; Old French < Latin condiciōn- (stem of condiciō) agreement, equivalent to con- con- + dic- say (see dictate) + -iōn- -ion; spelling with t by influence of Late Latin or Medieval Latin forms; compare French condition

SYNONYMS FOR condition
1. See state. 8. requirement, proviso.

Related formscon·di·tion·a·ble, adjectiveun·con·di·tion, verb (used with object) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for conditions

British Dictionary definitions for conditions



a particular state of being or existence; situation with respect to circumstancesthe human condition
something that limits or restricts something else; a qualificationyou may enter only under certain conditions
(plural) external or existing circumstancesconditions were right for a takeover
state of health or physical fitness, esp good health (esp in the phrases in condition, out of condition)
an ailment or physical disabilitya heart condition
something indispensable to the existence of something elseyour happiness is a condition of mine
something required as part of an agreement or pact; termsthe conditions of the lease are set out
  1. a declaration or provision in a will, contract, etc, that makes some right or liability contingent upon the happening of some event
  2. the event itself
logic a statement whose truth is either required for the truth of a given statement (a necessary condition) or sufficient to guarantee the truth of the given statement (a sufficient condition)See sufficient (def. 2), necessary (def. 3e)
maths logic a presupposition, esp a restriction on the domain of quantification, indispensable to the proof of a theorem and stated as part of it
statistics short for experimental condition
rank, status, or position in life
on condition that or upon condition that (conjunction) provided that

verb (mainly tr)

  1. to alter the response of (a person or animal) to a particular stimulus or situation
  2. to establish a conditioned response in (a person or animal)
to put into a fit condition or state
to improve the condition of (one's hair) by use of special cosmetics
to accustom or inure
to subject to a condition
(intr) archaic to make conditions

Word Origin for condition

C14: from Latin conditiō, from condīcere to discuss, agree together, from con- together + dīcere to say

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Word Origin and History for conditions
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Medicine definitions for conditions




A disease or physical ailment.
A state of health or physical fitness.


To cause an organism to respond in a specific manner to a conditioned stimulus in the absence of an unconditioned stimulus.

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Idioms and Phrases with conditions


see in condition; mint condition; on condition that; out of condition.

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