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Noun: condition  kun'di-shun
  1. A state at a particular time
    "a condition of disrepair";
    - status
  2. An assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    - precondition, stipulation
  3. A mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing
    "the human condition"
  4. Information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
    "another condition is the time it would take";
    - circumstance, consideration
  5. The state of (good) health (especially in the phrases 'in condition' or 'in shape' or 'out of condition' or 'out of shape')
    - shape
  6. An illness, disease, or other medical problem
    "a heart condition"; "a skin condition"
  7. (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement
    "the contract set out the conditions of the lease";
    - strings, term
  8. The procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition
    - experimental condition
Verb: condition  kun'di-shun
  1. Establish a conditioned response
  2. Develop (a child's or animal's) behaviour by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
    - discipline, train, check
  3. Make a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
    "The will conditions that she can live in the house for the rest of her life";
    - 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"

Derived forms: conditions, conditioned, conditioning

Type of: ameliorate, amend, assumption, better, contract, develop, good health, healthiness, illness, improve, information, instruct, learn, make grow, malady, meliorate, mend, premise, premiss, procedure, process, shampoo, sickness, state, statement, teach, undertake, unwellness

Part of: agreement, experiment, experimentation, understanding

Encyclopedia: Condition