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conditional

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adjective con·di·tion·al \kən-ˈdish-nəl, -ˈdi-shə-nəl\

Simple Definition of conditional

  • grammar : showing or used to show that something is true or happens only if something else is true or happens

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of conditional

  1. 1 :  subject to, implying, or dependent upon a condition <a conditional promise>

  2. 2 :  expressing, containing, or implying a supposition <the conditional clause if he speaks>

  3. 3 a :  true only for certain values of the variables or symbols involved <conditional equations> b :  stating the case when one or more random variables are fixed or one or more events are known <conditional frequency distribution>

  4. 4 a :  conditioned 2 <conditional reflex> <conditional response> b :  established by conditioning as the stimulus eliciting a conditional response

conditionality

play \-ˌdi-shə-ˈna-lə-tē\ noun

conditionally

play \-ˈdish-nə-lē, -ˈdi-shə-nə-lē\ adverb

Examples of conditional in a sentence

  1. If she speaks, you must listen is a conditional sentence.

  2. The sentence contains the conditional clause if she speaks.



14th Century

First Known Use of conditional

14th century


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conditional

noun con·di·tion·al

Simple Definition of conditional

  • : a word, clause, or sentence that shows that something is true or happens only if something else is true or happens

  • the conditional : the mood or form that is used to say that something is true or happens only if something else is true or happens

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of conditional

  1. 1 :  a conditional word, clause, verb form, or morpheme

  2. 2 :  implication 2b

Examples of conditional in a sentence

  1. The clause if she speaks is a conditional.

  2. The conditional is often marked by the word if.



1828

First Known Use of conditional

1828



CONDITIONAL Defined for Kids

conditional

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adjective con·di·tion·al \kən-ˈdi-shə-nəl\

Definition of conditional for Students

  1. :  of or relating to something that will happen only if something else happens <a conditional promise>




Medical Dictionary

conditional

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adjective con·di·tion·al \kən-ˈdish-nəl, -ən-əl\

Medical Definition of conditional

  1. 1a:  conditioned <conditional reflex> <conditional response>b:  eliciting a conditional response <a conditional stimulus>

  2. 2:  permitting survival only under special growth or environmental conditions <conditional lethal mutations>

conditionally

\-ˈdish-nə-lē, -ən-əl-ē\play adverb




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