Definitions of condition

  1. information that should be kept in mind when making a decision; " another consideration is the time it would take"
  2. establish a conditioned response
  3. the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition
  4. ( 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"
  5. an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
  6. a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing; " the human condition"
  7. the state of ( good) health ( especially in the phrases ` in condition' or ` in shape' or ` out of condition' or ` out of shape')
  8. apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny; of hair
  9. put into a better state; " he conditions old cars"
  10. train by instruction and practice; esp. to teach self- control; " Parents must discipline their children"; " Is this dog trained?"
  11. 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"
  12. a state at a particular time; " a condition ( or state) of disrepair"; " the current status of the arms negotiations"
  13. apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny; " I condition my hair after washing it"
  14. train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self- control; " Parents must discipline their children"; " Is this dog trained?"
  15. 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.
  16. Essential quality; property; attribute.
  17. Temperament; disposition; character.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. To make terms; to stipulate.
  21. To impose upon an object those relations or conditions without which knowledge and thought are alleged to be impossible.
  22. To invest with, or limit by, conditions; to burden or qualify by a condition; to impose or be imposed as the condition of.
  23. To contract; to stipulate; to agree.
  24. 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.
  25. To test or assay, as silk ( to ascertain the proportion of moisture it contains).
  26. train; acclimate.
  27. State; rank; qualification; an essential provision to the doing of something; circumstances; terms of a contract.
  28. State in which things exist: a particular manner of being: quality: rank: temper: a term of a contract: proposal: arrangement.
  29. To agree upon.
  30. State; quality; term of agreement.
  31. To limit by conditions; be prerequisite to; require.
  32. The state of existence or of health; state of highest health.
  33. A modifying circumstance; a prerequisite.
  34. A grade or rank; high social position.
  35. State; rank; attribute; state of mind; a preliminary requirement; term of a contract; stipulation.
  36. To determine; to contract; to stipulate; to test.
  37. A particular mode or state of being; a disposition of body or mind; order, rank, or quality; terms of agreement; something laid down as essential.

Usage examples for condition

  1. Later he fell seriously ill and was for a long while in no fit condition for work. – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
  2. That was the first condition on which he let me have the money; and who knows if he didn't read the future then? – Monsieur Cherami by Charles Paul de Kock
  3. " Not in this condition- for your own sake," he repeated steadily. – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  4. This I will do- upon one condition. – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  5. He could not go on long in his present condition. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  6. Make sure that the canoe is in the best of condition. – The Road to Frontenac by Samuel Merwin
  7. " She left a month ago," Dorian heard the woman say when again he was in a condition to listen. – Dorian by Nephi Anderson
  8. Only there's another condition, Rose went on. – The-Chaperon by James, Henry
  9. The present condition is certainly- error," she said. – Jewel A Chapter In Her Life by Clara Louise Burnham
  10. Your ship is in no condition to go out and fight at the moment. – Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors: Tales of 1812 by James Barnes
  11. I told you my condition. – Desert Dust by Edwin L. Sabin
  12. Everything's all right, I suppose- her condition, I mean, said Roger. – His Family by Ernest Poole
  13. Cannot you do it without this condition? – The Ghost-Seer (or The Apparitionist), and Sport of Destiny by Frederich Schiller
  14. Through you she knows the truth of her husband's condition. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  15. The rest of the family were alive and looked in good condition. – Northern Diamonds by Frank Lillie Pollock
  16. Such, however, was now his condition. – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  17. So they made another condition. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  18. Yes, upon one condition. – The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories by George MacDonald