Meaning of CONDITIONAL in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ kəndɪʃən(ə)l ]


If a situation or agreement is conditional on something, it will only happen or continue if this thing happens.

Their support is conditional on his proposals meeting their approval.

...a conditional offer.

ADJ : oft ADJ on n / -ing

• con‧di‧tion‧al‧ly

Mr Smith has conditionally agreed to buy a shareholding in the club.

ADV : ADV with v


In grammar, a conditional clause is a subordinate clause which refers to a situation which may exist or whose possible consequences you are considering. Most conditional clauses begin with ‘if’ or ‘unless’, for example ‘If that happens, we’ll be in big trouble’ and ‘You don’t have to come unless you want to’.


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