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. To contract or stipulate; to limit.
  29. State in which things exist: a particular manner of being: quality: rank: temper: a term of a contract: proposal: arrangement.
  30. To make terms.
  31. To agree upon.
  32. State; quality; term of agreement.
  33. To limit by conditions; be prerequisite to; require.
  34. The state of existence or of health; state of highest health.
  35. A modifying circumstance; a prerequisite.
  36. A grade or rank; high social position.
  37. State; rank; attribute; state of mind; a preliminary requirement; term of a contract; stipulation.
  38. To determine; to contract; to stipulate; to test.
  39. 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.

Quotes of condition

  1. Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another. – Joseph Addison
  2. The other exception where we did not at all restore the place to its original condition is the Surrounded Islands. Before we installed our fabric, we had our workers remove 42 tons of garbage off the beaches of those islands. We never brought the garbage back. – Christo
  3. We like to believe that, in our lifetime, the human condition is improving. – Nick Clooney
  4. If you're unable to catch it in time, the cancer can spread to the lymph nodes and at that point, the cancer is essentially incurable, but that doesn't mean your condition can't be improved. – Len Dawson
  5. The absence and suppression of justice can only open the way for extremists to exploit such a condition to perpetrate acts of violence against innocents. – King Hussein
  6. No matter how much we scorn it, kitsch is an integral part of the human condition – Milan Kundera
  7. Perfection does not consist in any singular state or condition of life, or in any particular set of duties, but in holy and religious conduct of ourselves in every state of Life. – William Law
  8. Of course the word chaos is used in rather a vague sense by a lot of writers, but in physics it means a particular phenomenon, namely that in a nonlinear system the outcome is often indefinitely, arbitrarily sensitive to tiny changes in the initial condition – Murray Gell-Mann
  9. With regard to the moral and religious condition of the slaves, I cannot, either from what I observe, or from what is told me, consider it in any way gratifying. – Frederick Law Olmsted
  10. Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition Man is the only being who knows he is alone. – Octavio Paz
  11. I agreed on condition that we found a completely new concept that had nothing to do with the latest books. – Bernard Pivot
  12. In a condition of society and under an industrial organization which places labor completely at the mercy of capital, the accumulations of capital will necessarily be rapid, and an unequal distribution of wealth is at once to be observed. – Leland Stanford
  13. Realizing full well that fine condition and confidence will not in themselves make a champion, it is my belief, however, that they are essential factors. – Major Taylor
  14. In such a condition of affairs, the practical difference between the abolitionist and the sympathizer, to the man who lost his slave and could not recover it, was very nebulous. – John Sergeant Wise

Usage examples for condition

  1. " She left a month ago," Dorian heard the woman say when again he was in a condition to listen. – Dorian by Nephi Anderson
  2. Everything's all right, I suppose- her condition I mean, said Roger. – His Family by Ernest Poole
  3. Later he fell seriously ill and was for a long while in no fit condition for work. – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
  4. I told you my condition – Desert Dust by Edwin L. Sabin
  5. Cannot you do it without this condition – The Ghost-Seer (or The Apparitionist), and Sport of Destiny by Frederich Schiller
  6. Yes, upon one condition – The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories by George MacDonald
  7. " Not in this condition for your own sake," he repeated steadily. – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  8. It is impossible to imagine an Evershed in such a condition – The Sins of Séverac Bablon by Sax Rohmer
  9. The rest of the family were alive and looked in good condition – Northern Diamonds by Frank Lillie Pollock
  10. This I will do- upon one condition – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  11. And yet such is the condition of the slaves! – Slavery and the Constitution by William Ingersoll Bowditch
  12. Only there's another condition Rose went on. – The-Chaperon by James, Henry
  13. The present condition is certainly- error," she said. – Jewel A Chapter In Her Life by Clara Louise Burnham
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Make sure that the canoe is in the best of condition – The Road to Frontenac by Samuel Merwin
  17. Through you she knows the truth of her husband's condition – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  18. So they made another condition – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  19. Such, however, was now his condition – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  20. He could not go on long in his present condition – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope

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