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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)

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.

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."