• WordNet 3.6
    • v condition apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny "I condition my hair after washing it"
    • v condition put into a better state "he conditions old cars"
    • v condition 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"
    • v condition develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control "Parents must discipline their children","Is this dog trained?"
    • v condition establish a conditioned response
    • n condition the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition
    • n condition information that should be kept in mind when making a decision "another consideration is the time it would take"
    • n condition an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    • n condition (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"
    • n condition a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing "the human condition"
    • n condition a state at a particular time "a condition (or state) of disrepair","the current status of the arms negotiations"
    • n condition an illness, disease, or other medical problem "a heart condition","a skin condition"
    • n condition the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Before air conditioning was invented, white cotton slipcovers were put on furniture to keep the air cool.
    • Condition (Law) A clause in a contract, or agreement, which has for its object to suspend, to defeat, or in some way to modify, the principal obligation; or, in case of a will, to suspend, revoke, or modify a devise or bequest. It is also the case of a future uncertain event, which may or may not happen, and on the occurrence or non-occurrence of which, the accomplishment, recission, or modification of an obligation or testamentary disposition is made to depend.
    • Condition Essential quality; property; attribute. "It seemed to us a condition and property of divine powers and beings to be hidden and unseen to others."
    • Condition Mode or state of being; state or situation with regard to external circumstances or influences, or to physical or mental integrity, health, strength, etc.; predicament; rank; position, estate. "I am in my condition A prince, Miranda; I do think, a king.""And O, what man's condition can be worse
      Than his whom plenty starves and blessings curse?"
      "The new conditions of life."
    • Condition Temperament; disposition; character. "The condition of a saint and the complexion of a devil."
    • Condition That which must exist as the occasion or concomitant of something else; that which is requisite in order that something else should take effect; an essential qualification; stipulation; terms specified. "I had as lief take her dowry with this condition , to be whipped at the high cross every morning.""Many are apt to believe remission of sins, but they believe it without the condition of repentance."
    • Condition To contract; to stipulate; to agree. "It was conditioned between Saturn and Titan, that Saturn should put to death all his male children."
    • Condition (Metaph) To impose upon an object those relations or conditions without which knowledge and thought are alleged to be impossible. "To think of a thing is to condition ."
    • Condition To invest with, or limit by, conditions; to burden or qualify by a condition; to impose or be imposed as the condition of. "Seas, that daily gain upon the shore,
      Have ebb and flow conditioning their march."
    • Condition To make terms; to stipulate. "Pay me back my credit,
      And I'll condition with ye."
    • Condition (U. S. Colleges) To put under conditions; to require to pass a new examination or to make up a specified study, as a condition of remaining in one's class or in college; as, to condition a student who has failed in some branch of study.
    • Condition To test or assay, as silk (to ascertain the proportion of moisture it contains).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Hong Kong, delivery times are primarily influenced by traffic conditions on elevators. It often takes drivers longer to travel vertically than horizontally, as access to elevators is so congested during "high peak" hours. This is due to the volume of people residing in high rises
    • n condition The particular mode of being of a person or thing; situation, with reference either to internal or to external circumstances; existing state or case; plight; circumstances.
    • n condition Quality; property; attribute; characteristic.
    • n condition A state or characteristic of the mind; a habit; collectively, ways; disposition; temper.
    • n condition Rank; state, with respect to the orders or grades of society or to property: used absolutely in the sense of high rank: as, a person of condition.
    • n condition A requisite; something the non-concurrence or non-fulfilment of which would prevent a result from taking place; a prerequisite.
    • n condition Hence A restricting or limiting circumstance; a restriction or limitation.
    • n condition A stipulation; a statement of terms; an agreement or consideratíon demanded or offered in return for something to be granted or done, as in a bargain, treaty, or other engagement.
    • n condition In law: A statement that a thing is or shall be, which constitutes the essential basis or an essential part of the basis of a contract or grant; a future and uncertain act or event not belonging to the very nature of the transaction, on the performance or happening of which the legal consequences of the transaction are made to depend. More specifically, a condition is a provision on the fulfilment of which depends the taking effect or continuance in effect of the instrument or some clause of it, or the existence of some right established or recognized by it, as distinguished from a covenant, which is a promise in a sealed instrument the breach of which may give rise to a claim for damages, but not necessarily the forfeiture of any right. The performance of a covenant, however, may be made a condition of the continued efficacy of the agreement. A condition precedent is a provision which must be fulfilled or an event which must occur before the instrument or clause affected by it can take effect. A condition subsequent contemplates that, after the instrument has taken effect, a right established or recognized by it may be extinguished by some future or uncertain event.
    • n condition In civil law, a restriction incorporated with an act, the consequence of which is to make the effect of the volition or intention dependent wholly or in part upon an external circumstance. Strictly speaking, there is a condition in the meaning of the civil law only when the effect of a legal act is suspended until the accomplishment or non-accomplishment of a future and uncertain event. Goudsmit.
    • n condition In a college or school: The requirement, made of a student upon failure to reach a certain standard of scholarship, as in an examination, that a new examination be passed before he can be advanced in a given course or study, or can receive a degree: as, a condition in mathematics.
    • n condition The study to which such requirement is attached: as, he has six conditions to make up.
    • n condition In grammar, the protasis or conditional clause of a conditional sentence. See conditional sentence, under conditional.
    • n condition In the theory of errors, an equation expressing an observation with the conditions under which it was taken.
    • n condition Article, terms, provision, arrangement.
    • condition To form a condition or prerequisite of; determine or govern.
    • condition To subject to something as a condition; make dependent or conditional on: with on or upon: as, he conditioned his forgiveness upon repentance.
    • condition In metaphysics, to place or cognize under conditions.
    • condition To stipulate; contract; arrange.
    • condition In mercantile language, to test (a commodity) in order to ascertain its condition; specifically, to test (silk) in order to know the proportion of moisture it contains.
    • condition To require (a student) to be reëxamined, after failure to show the attainment of a required degree of scholarship, as a condition of remaining in the class or college, or of receiving a degree. See condition, n., 9.
    • condition In the tobacco trade, to spray with a 2-per-cent. solution of glycerin. This operation is performed only on chewing, plug, and cigarette tobaccos.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The "if" and "then" parts of conditional ("if P then Q") statement are called the protasis (P) and apodosis (Q).
    • n Condition kon-dish′un state in which things exist: a particular manner of being: quality: rank, as 'a person of condition:' pre-requisite: temper: a term of a contract: proposal: arrangement: :
    • v.i Condition to make terms
    • v.t Condition to agree upon: to restrict, limit: to determine
    • n Condition kon-dish′un (logic) that which must precede the operation of a cause
    • n Condition kon-dish′un (law) a provision that upon the occurrence of an uncertain event an obligation shall come into force, or shall cease, or that the obligation shall not come into force until a certain event
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  • 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.”
  • Sir Roger L'Estrange
    Sir Roger L'Estrange
    “It is not the place, nor the condition, but the mind alone that can make anyone happy or miserable.”
  • Arthur Rubinstein
    Arthur Rubinstein
    “Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don't set any condition.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “Honesty prospers in every condition of life.”
  • Thomas Troward
    Thomas Troward
    “We can gradually grow into any condition we desire, provided we first make ourselves in habitual mental attitude the person who corresponds to those conditions.”


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


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. conditio,better condicio,) agreement, compact, condition; con-, + a root signifying to show, point out, akin to dicere, to say, dicare, to proclaim, dedicate. See Teach Token
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. condicio, -nis, a compact (later false spelling conditio)—condicĕrecon, together, dicĕre, to say.


In literature:

He was a son of one of our tenants, and entirely too proud for one in his condition.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
The condition may be local or general, commonly the former.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
A strange but not uncommon term for a ship in excellent condition and well looked to.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
During winter the cage should be kept in a cool place, such as a shed, so that the winter conditions may be as nearly natural as possible.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
This is an indispensable psychic condition.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
There is here an abundance of moisture, and the temperature conditions are more equable the year around.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
This is due to the continued moist condition of such material.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
Those are the Scriptural conditions for justification, but the conditions for sanctification are consecration and faith.
"Sanctification" by J. W. Byers
I was not able personally to pursue this method, my own condition of good health having become chronic.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
With all these taxing conditions confronting me, I opened an office in a field which seemed to be more than occupied by men of large experience.
"The No Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure" by Edward Hooker Dewey

In poetry:

Friendship favors no condition,
Scorns a narrow-minded creed,
Lovingly fulfills its mission,
Be it word or be it deed.
"Friendship" by Anonymous Americas
"Swear her love and recognition
And obedience unalloyed;
Fail in only one condition,
And our contract's null and void."
"Twardowski's Wife" by Adam Mickiewicz
Thus environed move forward brave,
Surmount all opposition,
And on this restless human wave,
Make better man's condition.
"Class Valedictorian" by Frank Barbour Coffin
When mortals dread disease, pain,
And languishing conditions,
Who don't the lesser ills sustain
Of physic—and physicians?
"Stanzas - To the Memory of an agreeable Lady, buried in marriage to a Person undeserving her" by William Shenstone
'Twas not because no show'rs did flow
Of heav'nly manna, at my door;
But by my folly I'm into
A worse condition than before.
"The Believer's Soliloquy; Especially in Times of Desertion, Temptation, Affliction, &c." by Ralph Erskine
ALL (explaining to each other).
Now, this is the position:
One was of low condition,
The other a patrician,
A many years ago.
"HMS Pinafore: Act II" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Mayor Adam Schweers' father worked in landscaping so when the Carroll elected official saw the condition of his own lawn three weeks ago he realized the futility of training a hose on it any longer this season.
Weather conditions today are more favorable for the firefighters and with full containment on the Russells Camp fire resources are being moved to help on the Arapahoe .
The reservoir which holds water for snowmaking at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area is down a bit due to dry conditions.
Conditions at Montrose Co. Dust off those skis.
Sometimes the sale of a property is followed by a lawsuit by the new owners because of undisclosed conditions of the property.
Data is stored on slivers of quart glass that can endure extreme environmental conditions without degrading over time.
Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome, a serious lung condition.
Drought receding in West Michigan after months of arid conditions.
When the lights go down and the curtains pull back, these cinematic masterpieces are nothing short of magnificent, transforming the screen into a window of entertainment and contemplation on the human condition.
Conditions at Colorado Springs, CO. Rosie Barresi Email.
Perilous Conditions Led Up to Abuses At Baghdad Prison.
With newly identified condition, women are constantly on fire.
It will continue through the season, as Alabama plans to open a new strength and conditioning facility.
With Minnesota's first fall duck hunting season a week away, the Minnesota DNR says drought conditions have created extremely low water conditions in many shallow lakes and wetland basins that are popular for waterfowl hunting.
And A single fingerlift that can be gripped when converting from the installed condition to the closed condition, and when converting from the closed condition to the opened condition.

In science:

Conditions (i) and (ii) are natural technical conditions; at first sight, condition (iii) is perhaps unexpected.
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random graphs
Since we are conditioning on the event C0(ω ) = C (ω ), one may replace the condition y ∈ C0 (ω ) by the condition y ∈ C (ω ) in the last term of this inequality.
Quenched invariance principles for random walks on percolation clusters
The boundary conditions for the exterior problem consists of the conditions on the boundary associated to the surface of the body plus decaying conditions at infinity.
On global models for isolated rotating axisymmetric charged bodies; uniqueness of the exterior field
Qnω : Xv:ve≥1 Condition B ensures that the model cannot be reduced to random walk without branching, and Condition E is a natural ellipticity condition which ensures that the walk is really d-dimensional.
On multidimensional branching random walks in random environment
The last equality is justified by noting that E[xi xj 1xi and xj both examined ] = 0 when i 6= j , which holds since conditioned on xi being examined before xj , conditioned on the value of xi , and conditioned on xj being examined, the expected value of xj is zero.
Random-Turn Hex and other selection games