Meaning of CONDITIONAL in English

CONDITIONAL

Pronunciation: k ə n- ' dish-n ə l, - ' di-sh ə -n ə l

Function: adjective

Date: 14th century

1 : subject to, implying, or dependent upon a condition <a conditional promise>

2 : expressing, containing, or implying a supposition <the conditional clause if he speaks >

3 a : true only for certain values of the variables or symbols involved < conditional equations> b : stating the case when one or more random variables are fixed or one or more events are known < conditional frequency distribution>

4 a : CONDITIONED 2 < conditional reflex> < conditional response> b : established by conditioning as the stimulus eliciting a conditional response

– con · di · tion · al · i · ty \ - ˌ di-sh ə - ' na-l ə -t ē \ noun

– con · di · tion · al · ly \ - ' dish-n ə -l ē , - ' di-sh ə -n ə -l ē \ adverb

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