un·​con·​di·​tioned | \ ˌən-kən-ˈdi-shənd How to pronounce unconditioned (audio) \

Definition of unconditioned

1 : not subject to conditions or limitations
2a : not dependent on or subjected to conditioning or learning : natural unconditioned responses
b : producing an unconditioned response unconditioned stimuli

Examples of unconditioned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In early May, Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) wrote to Senate leaders along with eight GOP and Democratic colleagues backing emergency funding and unconditioned borrowing for the Postal Service. Jacob Bogage, Washington Post, "Under siege from Trump, U.S. Postal Service finds surprising financial upside in pandemic," 25 June 2020 The Sudanese Professional Associations (SPA), a body that led protests against former leader Omar al-Bashir, have called for the immediate and unconditioned handover of power to civilians. Yasir Abdullah, Nada Altaher And Kareem Khadder, CNN, "Tens of thousands protest in Sudan, demanding civilian rule," 30 June 2019 What's interesting is to note how children react, perhaps unconditioned to the fear of breaking glass at this point. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Fake Cracks on a Glass Bridge Is a Profoundly Disturbing Joke," 11 Oct. 2017 Any ducts that travel through an unconditioned room like an attic, basement, garage or crawl space should be insulated. Fran J. Donegan / Special To The Pioneer Press, Twin Cities, "Seven Questions to Ask an HVAC Contractor Before Hiring One," 17 Mar. 2017 Thus the imposer of conditions of reconstruction has now become the fore- most friend of the unconditioned return of the Rebel States. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Maybe This Presidency Is Not Unprecedented," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of unconditioned

circa 1631, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unconditioned was circa 1631

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“Unconditioned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconditioned. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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un·​con·​di·​tioned | \ -ˈdish-ənd How to pronounce unconditioned (audio) \

Medical Definition of unconditioned

1 : not dependent on or subjected to conditioning or learning unconditioned responses
2 : producing an unconditioned response unconditioned stimuli

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