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Meaning & Definition of Condition in English

English

Condition

/kəndɪʃən/

noun

1. A state at a particular time

  • "A condition (or state) of disrepair"
  • "The current status of the arms negotiations"
    synonym:
  • condition
  • ,
  • status

2. An assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else

    synonym:
  • condition
  • ,
  • precondition
  • ,
  • stipulation

3. A mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing

  • "The human condition"
    synonym:
  • condition

4. Information that should be kept in mind when making a decision

  • "Another consideration is the time it would take"
    synonym:
  • circumstance
  • ,
  • condition
  • ,
  • consideration

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

    synonym:
  • condition
  • ,
  • shape

6. An illness, disease, or other medical problem

  • "A heart condition"
  • "A skin condition"
    synonym:
  • condition

7. (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"
    synonym:
  • condition
  • ,
  • term

8. The procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition

    synonym:
  • condition
  • ,
  • experimental condition

verb

1. Establish a conditioned response

    synonym:
  • condition

2. Develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice

  • Especially to teach self-control
  • "Parents must discipline their children"
  • "Is this dog trained?"
    synonym:
  • discipline
  • ,
  • train
  • ,
  • check
  • ,
  • condition

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • stipulate
  • ,
  • qualify
  • ,
  • condition
  • ,
  • specify

4. Put into a better state

  • "He conditions old cars"
    synonym:
  • condition

5. Apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny

  • "I condition my hair after washing it"
    synonym:
  • condition

Examples of using

After thoroughly examining Mary, the doctor could find no physical reason for her condition, and concluded that the cause was psychosomatic.
When a country is well governed, poverty and a mean condition are things to be ashamed of. When a country is ill governed, riches and honor are things to be ashamed of.
The paintings were in very good condition.