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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As part of this communication, the OCC did not tell Protego that the firm had failed to meet the conditional approval requirements. Leo Schwartz, Fortune Crypto, 17 Mar. 2023 In November, the Department of Homeland Security replaced the policy with the Parole+ATD process, which allows the conditional release of immigrants who meet certain criteria. Dara Kam, Sun Sentinel, 8 Mar. 2023 The Planning Board voted 4-1 to approve the conditional use permit for the Shop Solutions project during the board's November meeting. Tom Sissom, Arkansas Online, 17 Feb. 2023

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“The conditional.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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