noun the prevailing context that influences the performance or the outcome of a process
- there were wide variations in the conditions of observation
noun the set of circumstances that affect someone's welfare
- hazardous working conditions
- harsh living conditions
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
noun a state at a particular time
- a condition (or state) of disrepair
- the current status of the arms negotiations
noun an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
precondition; condition; stipulation.
noun a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing
noun information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
consideration; condition; circumstance.
- another consideration is the time it would take
noun the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')
noun an illness, disease, or other medical problem
- a heart condition
- a skin condition
noun (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement
- the contract set out the conditions of the lease
- the terms of the treaty were generous
noun the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition
experimental condition; condition.
verb establish a conditioned response
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?
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
verb put into a better state
verb apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny
- I condition my hair after washing it
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."
-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.
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