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Definition of "condition" []

  • A mode or state of being: "The Organization Man survives as a modern classic because it captures a permanent part of our social condition” ( Robert J. Samuelson). See Synonyms at state. (noun)
  • A state of health. (noun)
  • A state of readiness or physical fitness. (noun)
  • A disease or physical ailment: a heart condition. (noun)
  • Social position; rank. (noun)
  • A particular state of being or existence; situation with respect to circumstances (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Something that limits or restricts something else; a qualification (noun)
  • External or existing circumstances (noun)
  • State of health or physical fitness, esp good health (esp in the phrases in condition, out of condition) (noun)
  • An ailment or physical disability (noun)
  • Something indispensable to the existence of something else (noun)
  • Something required as part of an agreement or pact; terms (noun)
  • A declaration or provision in a will, contract, etc, that makes some right or liability contingent upon the happening of some event (noun)
  • The event itself (noun)
  • A statement whose truth is either required for the truth of a given statement (a necessary condition) or sufficient to guarantee the truth of the given statement (a sufficient condition) (noun)
  • A presupposition, esp a restriction on the domain of quantification, indispensable to the proof of a theorem and stated as part of it (noun)
  • Rank, status, or position in life (noun)
  • To alter the response of (a person or animal) to a particular stimulus or situation (verb)
  • To establish a conditioned response in (a person or animal) (verb)
  • To put into a fit condition or state (verb)
  • To improve the condition of (one's hair) by use of special cosmetics (verb)
  • To accustom or inure (verb)
  • To subject to a condition (verb)
  • To make conditions (verb)

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Use "condition" in a sentence
  • ""The country is in such a condition, that if we delay longer some fair measure of reform, sufficient at least to satisfy the more moderate, and much more, if we refuse all reform whatsoever -- I say, if _we adopt so unwise a policy, the country is in such a condition_ that we may precipitate a revolution.""
  • "In general, _an interest is an unsatisfied capacity, corresponding to an unrealized condition, and it is predisposition to such rearrangement as would tend to realize the indicated condition_."
  • "If any doubt about the valid administration is left, the infant after delivery should be carefully baptized _under condition_, as it is called; that is, with the condition added that, if the former ceremony was validly conferred, there is no intention of giving a second baptism."