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[uhn-kuh n-dish-uh nd]
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  1. not subject to conditions; absolute.
  2. Psychology. not proceeding from or dependent on a conditioning of the individual; natural; innate: unconditioned behavior.Compare conditioned(def 3).
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Origin of unconditioned

First recorded in 1625–35; un-1 + conditioned
Related formsun·con·di·tioned·ness, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Unconditioned, principle of, 189; assailed by Hamilton, 194.

    Christianity and Greek Philosophy

    Benjamin Franklin Cocker

  • The unconditioned must therefore be conceived as one, as simple, and as universal.

  • The relations and the ideas of the Conditioned cease to exist for the Unconditioned.

  • In this being it recognizes the characteristics of unconditioned existence.

  • Wherefore either to be or not to be is the unconditioned alternative.

British Dictionary definitions for unconditioned


  1. psychol characterizing an innate reflex and the stimulus and response that form parts of itCompare conditioned (def. 1)
  2. metaphysics unrestricted by conditions; infinite; absolute
  3. without limitations; unconditional
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Derived Formsunconditionedness, noun
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