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condition

noun

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1 a state of being or fitness
  • a car that was 10 years old but still in good condition

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2 something upon which the carrying out of an agreement or offer depends
  • you'll get a bonus with the condition that we meet our sales forecast

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3 an abnormal state that disrupts a plant's or animal's normal bodily functioning
  • a skin condition that prevents me from staying out in the sun for very long

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4 something necessary, indispensable, or unavoidable
  • water is a condition for life on Earth

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5 something that limits one's freedom of action or choice
  • their parents placed several conditions on their weekend plans

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condition

verb

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1 to bring to a proper or desired state of fitness
  • the length of time that it takes for runners to condition their bodies for a marathon

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  • decondition
2 to change (something) so as to make it suitable for a new use or situation
  • a company that must condition its traditional ways of doing business to the realities of the global economy

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The first known use of condition was in the 14th century

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“Condition.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/condition. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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