from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Subject to or dependent on a condition or conditions.
  • adj. Physically fit.
  • adj. Prepared for a specific action or process.
  • adj. Psychology Exhibiting or trained to exhibit a conditioned response.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of condition.
  • adj. determined or dependent on some condition
  • adj. physically fit, especially as the result of exercise
  • adj. prepared for a specific use
  • adj. exhibiting a conditioned reflex

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Surrounded; circumstanced; in a certain state or condition, as of property or health.
  • adj. Having, or known under or by, conditions or relations; not independent; not absolute.
  • adj. made softer by washing with a chemical agent called a conditioner{3}.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Being in a certain state or having certain qualities, or a certain constitution, temperament, temper, etc.; circumstanced; constituted: most frequently used in composition: as, well-conditioned; ill-conditioned.
  • Existing under or subject to conditions; limited by conditions; dependent.
  • In metaphysics, placed or cognized under conditions or relations; relative.
  • n. In metaphysics, collectively, the universe as existing and known under conditions or limits: always with the definite article: opposed to the unconditioned or absolute.

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

  • adj. established by conditioning or learning
  • adj. physically fit


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  • I guess I got what you call conditioned at the Barrowland.

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  • Much of this behavior, which he calls conditioned hyper-eating, is due to brain pathways that are established and reinforced by the regular consumption of highly appealing high-fat, high-sugar, salty foods.

  • Even for people that are healthy weight, food activates the neural circuits of their brains, and they have this conditioned and driven behavior we call conditioned hypereating.

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  • Its called conditioned response and it works with humans as well as dogs.

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  • This should not be expressed in the terms conditioned by Jewish history and Greek metaphysics, ie to claim that Jesus is the Son of God, as that situates the kerygma in an abandoned cultural context, but perhaps a re-interpretation of Logos theology, concentrating on Jesus as the purpose of God revealed in human form, would be more easily digestible today.

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  • The fear reaction is known as a conditioned response: the rat has an unconditioned, innate fear of shocks, and it can be conditioned to be afraid of tones if the two are associated with each other.

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  • We have become habituated, well, you should probably call it "conditioned" - aversively-to the presentation of political postures in a certain perverse way.

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  • There, some are "conditioned" -- raped repeatedly -- for the sex trade, police say.



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