condition has definitions from the fields of logic,medicine,education
[ noun ] a condition or state at a particular time




: "a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

Used in print

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

A bright sun and brisk wind had the track in a fast condition for_the_first_time this week and 8280 St._Patty_Day celebrants bet $ 842617 on the well prepared program .

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

There are many possibilities , including poor circulation , a variety of neurological conditions , and functional disorders .

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

This gives you a better opportunity to get the feel of the climate conditions , the exposure to the sun and wind , the water interests , etcetera , which vary greatly with the seasons .

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

This help is offered to applicants who ordinarily would not undertake the exploration under present conditions or circumstances at their sole expense and who are unable to obtain funds from commercial sources on reasonable terms .

(Cornell H. Mayer, "Radio Emission of the Moon...)

Radio_observations of Venus and Jupiter have already supplied unexpected experimental data on the physical conditions of these planets .

[ noun ] a mode of being or form of existence of a person or things


: "the human condition"

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(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)

Individual human strength is needed to pit against an inhuman condition .

[ noun ] (logic) an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else

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(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

This is what we mean when we say this demand must be accepted without condition .

When we say , then , that today , in our situation , the demand for demythologization must be accepted without condition , we are simply saying that at_least this much of the liberal tradition is an enduring achievement .

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

And He laid_down for him certain conditions : so_that , if he kept the command of God , then he would always remain as he was , that_is , immortal ; but if he did not , he would become mortal , melting into earth , whence his frame had been taken '' .

These conditions man did not keep , and thus he became mortal ; yet he did not stop being human as a result .

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

Now time is also the concern of the fictional narrative , which is , at its simplest , the story of an action with , usually , a beginning , a middle , and an end - elements which demand time as the first condition for their existence .

[ noun ] (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement




"the contract set out the conditions of the lease" "the terms of the treaty were generous"

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statement agreement plural

[ noun ] (medicine) the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases "in condition" or "in shape" or "out of condition" or "out of shape")



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good_health fitness

[ noun ] information that should be kept in mind when making a decision


"another consideration is the time it would take"

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(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

His religious_beliefs provide him with plausible explanations for many conditions which cause him great concern , and his religious faith makes possible fortitude , equanimity , and consolation , enabling him to endure colossal misfortune , fear , frustration , uncertainty , suffering , evil , and danger .

[ noun ] the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition

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procedure experiment

[ verb ] (education) establish a conditioned response

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(William C. Smith, "Why Fear Ideas?"...)

Children , conditioned by this mistaken notion , have feared stepmothers , while adults , by their antagonistic attitudes , have made the role of the substitute parents a difficult one .

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teach conditioning

[ verb ] train by instruction and practice; esp. to teach self-control


"Parents must discipline their children" "Is this dog trained?"

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(The Providence Journal...)

He said he favors wage increases for workers - `` but manufacturers are caught in a profit squeeze '' - and raises should only come when the public is conditioned to higher prices , he added .

[ verb ] specify as a condition


"The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"

Used in print

(The Department of State: A Fresh Look at the...)

For the policy officer will know that action can almost never be secret and that in_general the effectiveness of policy will be conditioned by the readiness of the country to sustain it .

[ verb ] put into a better state


"he conditions old cars"

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better recondition

[ verb ] apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny


"I condition my hair after washing it"

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shampoo conditioner