Definitions for: Conditional


[adj] imposing or depending on or containing a condition; "conditional acceptance of the terms"; "lent conditional support"; "the conditional sale will not be complete until the full purchase price is paid"
[adj] qualified by reservations



Webster (1913) Definition: Con*di"tion*al, a. [L. conditionalis.]
1. Containing, implying, or depending on, a condition or
conditions; not absolute; made or granted on certain
terms; as, a conditional promise.

Every covenant of God with man . . . may justly be
made (as in fact it is made) with this conditional
punishment annexed and declared. --Bp.
Warburton.

2. (Gram. & Logic) Expressing a condition or supposition; as,
a conditional word, mode, or tense.

A conditional proposition is one which asserts the
dependence of one categorical proposition on
another. --Whately.

The words hypothetical and conditional may be . . .
used synonymously. --J. S. Mill.


Con*di"tion*al, n.
1. A limitation. [Obs.] --Bacon.

2. A conditional word, mode, or proposition.

Disjunctives may be turned into conditionals. --L.
H. Atwater.

Synonyms: contingent, contingent on(p), contrary to fact, counterfactual, dependant, dependant on(p), dependent, dependent on(p), depending on(p), probationary, provisional, provisionary, provisory, qualified, tentative

Antonyms: unconditional




Famous Quotes Containing Conditional:


The thing about science fiction is that it's totally wide open. But it's wide open in a conditional way.

-- Octavia Butler (American Writer)

We've had it very clear to the Bosnians that our obligation to equip and train their forces is completely conditional on the foreign forces being gone.

-- Warren Christopher (American Statesman)

Self-esteem is the greatest sickness known to man or woman because it's conditional.

-- Albert Ellis (American Psychologist)

Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn't blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won't cheat, then you know he never will.

-- John D. MacDonald ( Novelist)


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