Meaning of CONDITIONAL in English


adj. & n.


1. (often foll. by on) dependent; not absolute; containing a condition or stipulation (a conditional offer).

2 Gram. (of a clause, mood, etc.) expressing a condition.

--n. Gram.

1. a conditional clause etc.

2 the conditional mood.

Phrases and idioms:

conditional discharge Law an order made by a criminal court whereby an offender will not be sentenced for an offence unless a further offence is committed within a stated period.


conditionality n. conditionally adv.

Etymology: ME f. OF condicionel or f. LL conditionalis (as condition)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.