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conditions Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the prevailing context that influences the performance or the outcome of a process
    • there were wide variations in the conditions of observation
  2. noun the set of circumstances that affect someone's welfare
    • hazardous working conditions
    • harsh living conditions
  3. noun the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
    atmospheric condition; weather; weather condition.
    • they were hoping for good weather
    • every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception
    • the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow
  4. noun a state at a particular time
    status; condition.
    • a condition (or state) of disrepair
    • the current status of the arms negotiations
  5. noun an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    precondition; condition; stipulation.
  6. noun a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing
    • the human condition
  7. noun information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
    consideration; condition; circumstance.
    • another consideration is the time it would take
  8. noun the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')
    shape; condition.
  9. noun an illness, disease, or other medical problem
    • a heart condition
    • a skin condition
  10. noun (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement
    term; condition.
    • the contract set out the conditions of the lease
    • the terms of the treaty were generous
  11. noun the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition
    experimental condition; condition.
  12. verb establish a conditioned response
  13. verb develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
    discipline; train; check; condition.
    • Parents must discipline their children
    • Is this dog trained?
  14. verb specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
    qualify; specify; condition; stipulate.
    • The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life
    • The contract stipulates the dates of the payments
  15. verb put into a better state
    • he conditions old cars
  16. verb apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny
    • I condition my hair after washing it

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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