condition

condition
con•di•tion
[[t]kənˈdɪʃ ən[/t]] n.
1) a particular mode of being of a person or thing; existing state; situation with respect to circumstances
2) med state of health:
a patient in critical condition[/ex]
3) fit or requisite state:
to be in no condition to run[/ex]
4) social position
5) a restricting, limiting, or modifying circumstance:
It can happen only under certain conditions[/ex]
6) a circumstance indispensable to some result; prerequisite:
conditions of acceptance[/ex]
7) Usu., conditions. existing circumstances:
poor living conditions[/ex]
8) something demanded as an essential part of an agreement; provision; stipulation:
I accept on one condition[/ex]
9) law
a) a stipulation that would alter an agreement should a specified event occur
b) the event itself
10) pat inf an abnormal or diseased state of part of the body:
heart condition; skin condition[/ex]
11) edu an academic grade that permits a student failing a course to earn credit for the course by later performance
12) gram.
protasis 1)
13) pho
antecedent 6)
14) to put in a fit or proper state
15) to accustom or inure:
to condition oneself to the cold[/ex]
16) to form or be a condition of; determine, limit, or restrict as a condition
17) to make (something) a condition
18) anb to establish a conditioned response in (a subject)
19) to apply a conditioner to
20) to make conditions
Etymology: 1275–1325; MEcondicioun< AF; OF < L condiciō agreement, stipulation < condic-, condīcereto give notice, appoint (con-+dīcere to say) con•di′tion•a•ble, adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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