Meaning of CONDITIONAL in English


I. kən-ˈdish-nəl, -ˈdi-shə-n ə l 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


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


a. : conditioned 2

conditional reflex

conditional response

b. : established by conditioning as the stimulus eliciting a conditional response

• con·di·tion·al·i·ty -ˌdi-shə-ˈna-lə-tē noun

• con·di·tion·al·ly -ˈdish-nə-lē, -ˈdi-shə-nə-lē adverb

II. noun

Date: 1828

1. : a conditional word, clause, verb form, or morpheme

2. : implication 2b

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