• WordNet 3.6
    • n conditioning a learning process in which an organism's behavior becomes dependent on the occurrence of a stimulus in its environment
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  • Vince Lombardi
    “You've got to be in top physical condition. Fatigue makes cowards of us all.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    “Freedom is a condition of mind, and the best way to secure it is to breed it.”
  • Germaine Greer
    “What we ought to see in the agonies of puberty is the result of the conditioning that maims the female personality in creating the feminine.”
  • Thornton T. Munger
    Thornton T. Munger
    “Providence has nothing good or high in store for one who does not resolutely aim at something high or good. A purpose is the eternal condition of success.”
  • Matthew Arnold
    “Greatness is a spiritual condition.”
  • Dale Carnegie
    “Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.”


Mint condition - If something is in mint condition, it is in perfect condition.


In literature:

I greatly regret that the present conditions of book production make it impossible to reproduce more than one in thirty of my photographs.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
But it was, probably, not for very long that such conditions prevailed.
"The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays" by J. (John) Joly
Now, try to discover the smallest sum of money that can be written down under precisely the same conditions.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
This will put the horse into condition in much less time, and be of great assistance in helping to shed readily.
"Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry" by Pratt Food Co.
Another condition needed by roots we will find out by experiment.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
They confuse the negative conditions of happiness with the positive materials of it.
"Is Life Worth Living?" by William Hurrell Mallock
This interesting MS. is in a most desirable condition.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Three" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
In what condition should the fire be in order that the best results may be obtained from the combustion of the coal?
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
Special conditions may raise or lower this.
"If You're Going to Live in the Country" by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
In such conditions as acute osteomyelitis or acute peritonitis, we see the most typical clinical pictures of this condition.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Foul air will cause excitement, causing an overheated condition; and the bees will scatter and die.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
The raising of Lazarus from the dead seems no more a miracle than evoking vital conditions in dead matter.
"The Breath of Life" by John Burroughs
This condition is the more striking in that the insect comes from an absolutely dry soil.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
Evidently, under these conditions, no voluntary act is possible, since the will does not concur and no consent is given.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
Conditional Syllogisms may be generally described as those that contain conditional propositions.
"Logic" by Carveth Read
But in many cases no such conditions might exist.
"Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education" by Ontario Ministry of Education
The necessity for "teaching" arose partly out of the new conditions of service and the relative rarity of wars.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 5" by Various
Of course if the conditions were that "all or none" was to be taken, the result would be different.
"The Principles of Economics" by Frank A. Fetter
It will be seen what a tremendous national experiment thus gradually arose under most unfavourable conditions.
"Glimpses into the Abyss" by Mary Higgs
The representation of a being or condition produces this being or condition.
"The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life" by Emile Durkheim

In poetry:

But the sad need thereof, his nearing death,
So mocked humanity that she shamed to prize
A world conditioned thus, or care for breath
Where Nature such dilemmas could devise.
"Her Dilemma" by Thomas Hardy
Herwegh, you lark of iron,
Because your passionate flight is long
You have forgotten earth's condition.
The Spring you hail with such a vision Has blossomed only in your song.
"To George Herwegh" by Heinrich Heine
Not for these martyrs the skill of physician,
Ether for anguish or lint for a wound;
Theirs but to lie in their crippled condition,
Thirsting and starving on shelterless ground.
"The Unforgotten Heroes" by John Lawson Stoddard
It is said, the Great Men, who are seized with the pouts,
At their suddenly alter'd condition;
Who so late were the Ins, and so soon were the Outs,
Have decreed a severe Opposition.
"The New-Old Opposition" by George Canning
Thus, though a dainty dear, it sings
In a very well-conditioned way
A truly wonderful sort of lay,
Whose burden is ever the same--THEY SAY--
Darting its dabbled beak under its wings.
"A Little Bird That Everybody Knows" by Frances Fuller Victor
HERE in this sequester'd close
Bloom the hyacinth and rose,
Here beside the modest stock
Flaunts the flaring hollyhock;
Here, without a pang, one sees
Ranks, conditions, and degrees.
"A Garden Song" by Henry Austin Dobson

In news:

Under what conditions have such 'founding deaths' worked in other societies.
They can occur more frequently in hot, dry summer conditions.
Weather conditions have made the fungus aflatoxin a threat to this year's corn crop.
That doesn't keep farmers from worrying about stand establishment over the next several weeks--particularly as drought conditions continue to plague the young wheat crop.
Prior to 2012, the most adverse growing season weather conditions for US corn and soybeans in recent history occurred in 1988.
These five ears are representative of Aug 1 samples taken from the good part of a field planted to a 95-day maturity on April 27 but hit by warm temperatures and droughty conditions, says Rick Walgenbach, farm manager and agronomist .
AMSTERDAM — Royal Ahold 's US subsidiary saw net sales rise 3.4% in light of challenging market conditions, the retailer reported last week.
Howard Stern's sidekick has been hospitalized in New Jersey with an undisclosed condition.
The high ozone levels, the district said, can exacerbate respiratory conditions such as asthma, and cause symtoms such as sore throat and coughing.
Hot, windy conditions are expected Wednesday.
Atco #031 is a UL 181 Class 1, Greenguard Certified, air duct designed for indoor use as a supply and return air duct in residential and commercial low-to-medium pressure heating and air conditioning systems.
Conditions at Colorado Springs, CO. An Air Force Academy instructor is being honored for rushing to the aid of injured spectators after a plane crash killed 11 people at an air race in Nevada last year.
Three of the victims are still at San Francisco General Hospital, one is in fair condition, another is in serious condition and the third one is in critical condition.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. Haley Caldwell is still listed in serious condition, but if all goes well she could be moved to a regular hospital room in a matter of days.
Ralston police chief Ron Murtaugh said, "We're looking to see the sanitary conditions,whether or not there's running water what kind of kennels and living conditions are inside.".

In science:

We modify the condition (C) and formulate the following condition for a local H¨older function V (·) and a grid generating density h(·): (C′ ) Let V (G(·)) and g (·) be bounded from above by functions R(·) and r(·), respectively, such that R(·) and r(·) satisfy the shifting condition (11) with CL = 1/2, CU = 2.
Stratified Monte Carlo quadrature for continuous random fields
Note that condition k∗ ≤ n is implied by the condition K ≤ n which in turn is equivalent to the condition λ ≤ eRnnn .
Concentration and Moment Inequalities for Polynomials of Independent Random Variables
The isotropy condition on b makes it automatically an algebraic subalgebra of g. A polarization b of ξ satisfies Pukanszky’s condition, if b = g(ξ ) + bu , where bu denotes the unipotent radical of b, see also [17, Subsubsection 1.5.2] for equivalent characterizations of Pukanszky’s condition.
Biquantization of symmetric pairs and the quantum shift
Axiomatically, the probability of R absent the conditions is a weighted average of the conditional probabilities gauged across the mutually exclusive and exhaustive options of the conditions.
Some Quantum-Like Features of Mass Politics in Two-Party Systems
However, there is a nontrivial amount of outright party switching (conditional to unconditional) in these data: 8.8% of those conditioned to DD chose R absent the conditioning; 4.7% conditioned to RR choose D .
Some Quantum-Like Features of Mass Politics in Two-Party Systems
While in their experiments they randomly assigned sub jects to priming conditions, here all respondents answer all three versions of the Congressional control question (conditional on Democratic control of the executive, conditional on Republican control of the executive, and unconditional).
Some Quantum-Like Features of Mass Politics in Two-Party Systems
This is true, since our conditions in the above definition are C 0 -smallness conditions and, at the disks around points in Σ they are C 1 smallness conditions.
Applications of Polyfold Theory I: The Polyfolds of Gromov-Witten Theory
In this paper a different approach to conditionally independent random variables is considered, the necessary and sufficient conditions for conditional independence in terms of the partial derivatives of distribution functions and copulas are given.
Copula representations and order statistics for conditionally independent random variables
Prakasa Rao, B.L.S. (2009) Conditional independence, conditional mixing and conditional association.
Copula representations and order statistics for conditionally independent random variables
Following (in the classical setting), we say that T is primitive if there exists sets of closed L-conditions Γ and ∆, where Γ consists of universal conditions and ∆ consists of existential conditions, such that Γ ∪ ∆ axiomatizes T .
An approximate Herbrand's theorem and definable functions in metric structures
For a sufficient condition of such a decomposition, we consider a geometric condition (Subsection 3.2) on model sets and a condition for random fields (Subsection 3.1).
Random fields on model sets with localized dependency and their diffraction
The condition is comparable Baake-Moody’s sufficient condition for deterministic model sets to have purepoint diffraction; their condition demands the continuity with respect to the internal space.
Random fields on model sets with localized dependency and their diffraction
We also condition on the update variable λy at time t being in the range described in the ’subset coupling lemma’ based on condition A (looking at that lemma shows that this is just conditioning on α < λy < β for some fixed α(n) ∼ 0 and β (n) ∼ 1).
A Gibbs Sampler on the n-Simplex
Singularity theorems are quite unspecific , stating only that, sub ject to a trapped surface condition, an energy condition, and a causality condition, a geodesic is incomplete.
Towards a general description of the interior structure of rotating black holes
Theorem 2.2 implies that for m = 3 the conditions (i) and (ii) are satisfied whenever J∆ is a prime ideal, and that for any m ≥ 3 these two conditions imply the intersection conditions formulated in Theorem 2.2.
Determinantal Facet Ideals