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Definition of "conditional" []

  • Imposing, depending on, or containing a condition. See Synonyms at dependent. (adjective)
  • Grammar Stating, containing, or implying a condition. (adjective)
  • Psychology Brought about by conditioning. (adjective)
  • Grammar A mood, tense, clause, word, or morpheme expressing a condition. (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 "conditional" in a sentence
  • "And the judge put him on 15 months ` probation, it ` s what we call a conditional discharge, which is what I talked about earlier."
  • "Egypt's MENA news agency said on Saturday Arab foreign ministers will meet in Cairo at the end of the week to discuss a response to what it called a conditional Syrian acceptance of monitors."
  • "The third conditional is a convenient simplification. dfogarty (07: 24: 06):"