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 condition condition

noun

  • () a state at a particular time  ( status, condition )
    a state at a particular time
     a condition (or state) of disrepair
    a condition (or state) of disrepair
     the current status of the arms negotiations
    the current status of the arms negotiations
  • () an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else  ( precondition, stipulation, condition )
    an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
  • () a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing  ( condition )
    a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing
     the human condition
    the human condition
  • () information that should be kept in mind when making a decision  ( condition, circumstance, consideration )
    information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
     another consideration is the time it would take
    another consideration is the time it would take
  • the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition  ( condition, experimental condition )
    the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition
  • (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement  ( condition, strings, term )
    (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement
     the contract set out the conditions of the lease
    the contract set out the conditions of the lease
     the terms of the treaty were generous
    the terms of the treaty were generous
  • an illness, disease, or other medical problem  ( condition )
    an illness, disease, or other medical problem
     a heart condition
    a heart condition
     a skin condition
    a skin condition
  • the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases in condition' or in shape' or out of condition' or out of shape')  ( condition, shape )
    the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases in condition' or in shape' or out of condition' or out of shape')
  • verb

  • () establish a conditioned response  ( condition )
    establish a conditioned response
  • () specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement  ( qualify, condition, stipulate, specify )
    specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
     The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life
    The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life
     The contract stipulates the dates of the payments
    The contract stipulates the dates of the payments
  • () develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control  ( check, condition, discipline, train )
    develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
     Parents must discipline their children
    Parents must discipline their children
     Is this dog trained?
    Is this dog trained?
  • apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny  ( condition )
    apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny
     I condition my hair after washing it
    I condition my hair after washing it
  • put into a better state  ( condition )
    put into a better state
     he conditions old cars
    he conditions old cars