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condition meaning and definition

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Definition of condition (noun)

  1. a state at a particular time
    • "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
    • synonyms: status
  2. an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
  3. a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing
    • "the human condition"
  4. information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
  5. the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')
  6. an illness, disease, or other medical problem
    • "a heart condition"; "a skin condition"
  7. (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"
    • synonyms: term
  8. the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition


Definition of condition (verb)

  1. establish a conditioned response
  2. develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
  3. specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
    • "The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"; "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments"
    • synonyms: qualify, specify, stipulate
  4. put into a better state
    • "he conditions old cars"
  5. apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny
    • "I condition my hair after washing it"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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