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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Imposing, depending on, or containing a condition. synonym: dependent.
  • adjective Grammar Stating, containing, or implying a condition.
  • adjective Psychology Brought about by conditioning.
  • noun A mood, tense, clause, word, or morpheme expressing a condition.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Imposing conditions; containing or depending on a condition or conditions; made with limitations; not absolute; made or granted on certain terms; stipulative.
  • Involving or expressing a condition.
  • In grammar, expressing an assumption or a supposition; containing or involving a proposition as a premise from which a conclusion or inference follows: as, a conditional conjunction; a conditional sentence.
  • A sale on condition that the vendor may repurchaser on certain terms.
  • noun A word expressing a condition.
  • noun A conditional clause; a limitation; a condition.
  • noun In logic, a proposition which expresses a condition.
  • noun In grammar, a conditional particle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Containing, implying, or depending on, a condition or conditions; not absolute; made or granted on certain terms.
  • adjective (Gram. & Logic) Expressing a condition or supposition.
  • noun obsolete A limitation.
  • noun A conditional word, mode, or proposition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun grammar A conditional sentence; a statement that depends on a condition being true or false.
  • noun grammar The conditional mood.
  • noun logic A statement that one sentence is true if another is.
  • noun computing, programming An instruction that branches depending on the truth of a condition at that point.
  • noun obsolete A limitation.
  • adjective Depending on a condition.
  • adjective logic Stating that one sentence is true if another is.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective imposing or depending on or containing a condition
  • adjective qualified by reservations

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