[ uhn-kuhn-dish-uhnd ]
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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).

Origin of unconditioned

First recorded in 1625–35; un-1 + conditioned

Other words from unconditioned

  • un·con·di·tioned·ness, noun

Words Nearby unconditioned

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How to use unconditioned in a sentence

  • It is, however, necessary to distinguish between conditioned and unconditioned probability.

    Criminal Psychology | Hans Gross
  • An unconditioned civil death awaits her in case of widowhood—even if this sad fate befalls her when she is two or three years old.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan | Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
  • The unconditioned is its country, its native land, its home.

  • All you can say of it is that it is a conditioned effect of an unconditioned cause.

    Fashionable Philosophy | Laurence Oliphant
  • The unconditioned God is argued for only that it may serve as the basis for the belief in a personal one.

    Theism or Atheism | Chapman Cohen

British Dictionary definitions for unconditioned


/ (ˌʌnkənˈdɪʃənd) /

  1. psychol characterizing an innate reflex and the stimulus and response that form parts of it: Compare conditioned (def. 1)

  2. metaphysics unrestricted by conditions; infinite; absolute

  1. without limitations; unconditional

Derived forms of unconditioned

  • unconditionedness, noun

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