condition

[Con*di┬Ětion]

A medical problem or illness can be referred to as a condition. Your skin condition isn't contagious, but it still looks bad scabby and scaly. You won't even need makeup to dress as a zombie for Halloween.

...

Mode or state of being; state or situation with regard to external circumstances or influences, or to physical or mental integrity, health, strength, etc.; predicament; rank; position, estate.

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

Noun
information that should be kept in mind when making a decision; "another consideration is the time it would take"

Noun
an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else

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"

Noun
a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing; "the human condition"

...

Noun
a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"

Noun
the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition'' or `in shape'' or `out of condition'' or `out of shape'')

Verb
apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny; "I condition my hair after washing it"

Verb
put into a better state; "he conditions old cars"

Verb
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 contract stipulates the dates of the payments"

Verb
train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"

Verb
establish a conditioned response


n.
Mode or state of being; state or situation with regard to external circumstances or influences, or to physical or mental integrity, health, strength, etc.; predicament; rank; position, estate.

n.
Essential quality; property; attribute.

n.
Temperament; disposition; character.

n.
That which must exist as the occasion or concomitant of something else; that which is requisite in order that something else should take effect; an essential qualification; stipulation; terms specified.

n.
A clause in a contract, or agreement, which has for its object to suspend, to defeat, or in some way to modify, the principal obligation; or, in case of a will, to suspend, revoke, or modify a devise or bequest. It is also the case of a future uncertain event, which may or may not happen, and on the occurrence or non-occurrence of which, the accomplishment, recission, or modification of an obligation or testamentary disposition is made to depend.

v. i.
To make terms; to stipulate.

v. i.
To impose upon an object those relations or conditions without which knowledge and thought are alleged to be impossible.

n.
To invest with, or limit by, conditions; to burden or qualify by a condition; to impose or be imposed as the condition of.

n.
To contract; to stipulate; to agree.

n.
To put under conditions; to require to pass a new examination or to make up a specified study, as a condition of remaining in one's class or in college; as, to condition a student who has failed in some branch of study.

n.
To test or assay, as silk (to ascertain the proportion of moisture it contains).

n.
train; acclimate.


Condition

Con*di"tion , n. [F., fr. L. conditio (better condicio) agreement, compact, condition; con- + a root signifying to show, point out, akin to dicere to say, dicare to proclaim, dedicate. See Teach, Token.] 1. Mode or state of being; state or situation with regard to external circumstances or influences, or to physical or mental integrity, health, strength, etc.; predicament; rank; position, estate.
I am in my condition A prince, Miranda; I do think, a king.
And O, what man's condition can be worse Than his whom plenty starves and blessings curse?
The new conditions of life.
2. Essential quality; property; attribute.
It seemed to us a condition and property of divine powers and beings to be hidden and unseen to others.
3. Temperament; disposition; character. [Obs.]
The condition of a saint and the complexion of a devil.
4. That which must exist as the occasion or concomitant of something else; that which is requisite in order that something else should take effect; an essential qualification; stipulation; terms specified.
I had as lief take her dowry with this condition, to be whipped at the high cross every morning.
Many are apt to believe remission of sins, but they believe it without the condition of repentance.
5. (Law) A clause in a contract, or agreement, which has for its object to suspend, to defeat, or in some way to modify, the principal obligation; or, in case of a will, to suspend, revoke, or modify a devise or bequest. It is also the case of a future uncertain event, which may or may not happen, and on the occurrence or non-occurrence of which, the accomplishment, recission, or modification of an obligation or testamentary disposition is made to depend. Blount. Tomlins. Bouvier. Wharton. Equation of condition. (Math.) See under Equation. -- On ∨ Upon condition (that), used for if in introducing conditional sentences. "Upon condition thou wilt swear to pay him tribute . . . thou shalt be placed as viceroy under him." Shak. -- Conditions of sale, the terms on which it is proposed to sell property by auction; also, the instrument containing or expressing these terms. Syn. -- State; situation; circumstances; station; case; mode; plight; predicament; stipulation; qualification; requisite; article; provision; arrangement. See State.

Condition

Con*di"tion , v. i. [imp. & p. p. Conditioned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Conditioning.] 1. To make terms; to stipulate.
Pay me back my credit, And I'll condition with ye.
2. (Metaph.) To impose upon an object those relations or conditions without which knowledge and thought are alleged to be impossible.
To think of a thing is to condition.

Condition

Con*di"tion, v. t. [Cf. LL. conditionare. See Condition, n.] 1. To invest with, or limit by, conditions; to burden or qualify by a condition; to impose or be imposed as the condition of.
Seas, that daily gain upon the shore, Have ebb and flow conditioning their march.
2. To contract; to stipulate; to agree.
It was conditioned between Saturn and Titan, that Saturn should put to death all his male children.
3. (U. S. Colleges) To put under conditions; to require to pass a new examination or to make up a specified study, as a condition of remaining in one's class or in college; as, to condition a student who has failed in some branch of study. 4. To test or assay, as silk (to ascertain the proportion of moisture it contains). McElrath.

Mode or state of being; state or situation with regard to external circumstances or influences, or to physical or mental integrity, health, strength, etc.; predicament; rank; position, estate.

To make terms; to stipulate.

To invest with, or limit by, conditions; to burden or qualify by a condition; to impose or be imposed as the condition of.

...

Usage Examples

Architects in the past have tended to concentrate their attention on the building as a static object. I believe dynamics are more important: the dynamics of people, their interaction with spaces and environmental condition.

All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.

Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.

As another has well said, to handicap a student by teaching him that his black face is a curse and that his struggle to change his condition is hopeless is the worst sort of lynching.

A safe and nutritionally adequate diet is a basic individual right and an essential condition for sustainable development, especially in developing countries.

Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition.

Blind faith, no matter how passionately expressed, will not suffice. Science for its part will test relentlessly every assumption about the human condition.

Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.

Misspelled Form

condition, xcondition, dcondition, fcondition, vcondition, condition, xondition, dondition, fondition, vondition, ondition, cxondition, cdondition, cfondition, cvondition, c ondition, ciondition, c9ondition, c0ondition, cpondition, clondition, cindition, c9ndition, c0ndition, cpndition, clndition, coindition, co9ndition, co0ndition, copndition, colndition, cobndition, cohndition, cojndition, comndition, co ndition, cobdition, cohdition, cojdition, comdition, co dition, conbdition, conhdition, conjdition, conmdition, con dition, consdition, conedition, confdition, conxdition, concdition, consition, coneition, confition, conxition, concition, condsition, condeition, condfition, condxition, condcition, conduition, cond8ition, cond9ition, condoition, condjition, condkition, condution, cond8tion, cond9tion, condotion, condjtion, condktion, condiution, condi8tion, condi9tion, condiotion, condijtion, condiktion, condirtion, condi5tion, condi6tion, condiytion, condigtion, condirion, condi5ion, condi6ion, condiyion, condigion, conditrion, condit5ion, condit6ion, condityion, conditgion, condituion, condit8ion, condit9ion, conditoion, conditjion, conditkion, condituon, condit8on, condit9on, conditoon, conditjon, conditkon, conditiuon, conditi8on, conditi9on, conditioon, conditijon, conditikon, conditiion, conditi9on, conditi0on, conditipon, conditilon, conditiin, conditi9n, conditi0n, conditipn, conditiln, conditioin, conditio9n, conditio0n, conditiopn, conditioln, conditiobn, conditiohn, conditiojn, conditiomn, conditio n, conditiob, conditioh, conditioj, conditiom, conditio , conditionb, conditionh, conditionj, conditionm, condition .

Other Usage Examples

Every wise, just, and mild government, by rendering the condition of its subjects easy and secure, will always abound most in people, as well as in commodities and riches.

After I had gone through this matter with the President I told him of my condition of health and that my doctors felt that I must take a complete rest and that I thought that that meant leaving the Department finally in a short time.

Death? Why this fuss about death? Use your imagination, try to visualize a world without death! Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil.

Absolute identity with one's cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership.

Consul - in American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country.

And it is because a series of elements in Spanish life which operate today the same way as they did in the times of Blanco White made obvious my relationship with him, based on a similarity in Spain's condition.

A jealous lover of human liberty, deeming it the absolute condition of all that we admire and respect in humanity, I reverse the phrase of Voltaire, and say that, if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.

Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today.

A system that was originally designed to support the poorest in society is now trapping them in the very condition it was supposed to alleviate.

Comments


Browse Dictionary