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Dictionary Definition



1 a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations" [syn: status]
2 a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing; "the human condition"
3 an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else [syn: precondition, stipulation]
4 (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement; "the contract set out the conditions of the lease"; "the terms of the treaty were generous" [syn: term]
5 the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape') [syn: shape]
6 information that should be kept in mind when making a decision; "another consideration is the time it would take" [syn: circumstance, consideration]
7 the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition [syn: experimental condition]


1 establish a conditioned response
2 train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?" [syn: discipline, train, check]
3 specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement; "The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"; "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments" [syn: stipulate, qualify, specify]
4 put into a better state; "he conditions old cars"
5 apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny; "I condition my hair after washing it"

User Contributed Dictionary



From Latin conditio, noun of action from perfect passive participle conditus, + noun of action suffix -io


  • /kɒndiʃən/|/kʌnˈdɪ.ʃən/


  1. A logical clause or phrase that a conditional statement uses. The phrase can either be true or false.
  2. The health status of a medical patient.
  3. The state of any object, referring to the amount of its wear.
  4. The situation of a person or persons, particularly their social and/or economic class.
    • 1813, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Modern Library Edition (1995), page 140
      Could you expect me to rejoice in the inferiority of your connections?---to congratulate myself on the hope of relations, whose condition in life is so decidedly beneath my own?


logical clause or phrase
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: (tiáojiàn)
  • Czech: podmínka
  • Danish: bekostning
  • Finnish: ehto, edellytys
  • German: Bedingung, Kondition
  • Hebrew: תנאי (tnai)
  • Italian: condizione
  • Japanese: 条件 ()
  • Kurdish:
    Sorani: شه‌رت
  • Latin: conditio
  • Persian: (shart)
  • Russian: условие
  • Slovene: pogoj
  • Spanish: condición
  • Swedish: tillstånd
  • Telugu: స్థితి (sthithi), పరిస్థితి (paristhithi)
health status of a patient
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: (zhuàngtài)
  • Esperanto: stato
  • Finnish: vointi, tila, olo
  • German: Verfassung, Kondition, Befinden, Zustand
  • Italian: condizioni p
  • Japanese: 状態 ()
  • Kurdish:
    Sorani: حاڵ
  • Russian: состояние
  • Slovene: stanje
  • Spanish: situación
  • Swedish: tillstånd , kondition
state of an object
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: (zhuàngtài)
  • Czech: stav
  • Esperanto: stato
  • Finnish: tila
  • German: Beschaffenheit
  • Italian: condizione
  • Japanese: 状態 ()
  • Russian: состояние
  • Slovene: stanje
  • Swedish: tillstånd , kondition


  1. To undergo the process of acclimation.
    "I became conditioned to the absence of seasons in San Diego."
  2. To subject to different conditions, especially as an exercise.
    "They were conditioning their shins in their karate class."
  3. To shape the behaviour of someone to do something.


To undergo the process of acclimation
To subject to different conditions
  • German: konditionieren
  • Japanese: 調整する ()
To shape the behaviour of someone to do something
Translations to be checked

Extensive Definition

Condition can refer to:

See also

condition in Czech: Podmínka
condition in German: Kondition
condition in French: Condition
condition in Simple English: Condition
condition in Chinese: 条件

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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