- 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
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Contemporary Examples of 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?
January 4, 2015
Air traffic controllers and pilots together take great care not to fly in conditions that can jeopardize an airplane.Did Bad Weather Bring Down AirAsia 8501?
December 29, 2014
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
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
November 26, 2014
There are conditions where the heart and many other organs are functioning relatively well, but the brain is very ill.What It’s Like to Wake Up Dead
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad
November 21, 2014
Historical Examples of conditions
To my mind, under the conditions I have referred to, such could not fail to be the case.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
We will be upon no conditions with him, nor will you be allowed to be upon any.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
He will paint the same scene under a dozen conditions of light.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
The conditions are appalling, but, according to the custom of the country, they are "moral."
I had to get mentally into harmony with the people and conditions I found about me.
- 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.