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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Condition  \Con*di"tion\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  conditio  (better 
  condicio)  agreement,  compact,  condition;  con-  +  a  root 
  signifying  to  show  point  out  akin  to  dicere  to  say  dicare 
  to  proclaim,  dedicate.  See  {Teach},  {Token}.] 
  1.  Mode  or  state  of  being  state  or  situation  with  regard  to 
  external  circumstances  or  influences,  or  to  physical  or 
  mental  integrity,  health,  strength,  etc.;  predicament; 
  rank;  position,  estate. 
 
  I  am  in  my  condition  A  prince,  Miranda;  I  do  think, 
  a  king.  --Shak. 
 
  And  O,  what  man's  condition  can  be  worse  Than  his 
  whom  plenty  starves  and  blessings  curse?  --Cowley. 
 
  The  new  conditions  of  life.  --Darwin. 
 
  2.  Essential  quality;  property;  attribute. 
 
  It  seemed  to  us  a  condition  and  property  of  divine 
  powers  and  beings  to  be  hidden  and  unseen  to  others 
  --Bacon. 
 
  3.  Temperament;  disposition;  character.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  condition  of  a  saint  and  the  complexion  of  a 
  devil.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  That  which  must  exist  as  the  occasion  or  concomitant  of 
  something  else;  that  which  is  requisite  in  order  that 
  something  else  should  take  effect;  an  essential 
  qualification;  stipulation;  terms  specified. 
 
  I  had  as  lief  take  her  dowry  with  this  condition,  to 
  be  whipped  at  the  high  cross  every  morning.  --Shak. 
 
  Many  are  apt  to  believe  remission  of  sins,  but  they 
  believe  it  without  the  condition  of  repentance. 
  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  5.  (Law)  A  clause  in  a  contract,  or  agreement,  which  has  for 
  its  object  to  suspend,  to  defeat,  or  in  some  way  to 
  modify,  the  principal  obligation;  or  in  case  of  a  will 
  to  suspend,  revoke,  or  modify  a  devise  or  bequest.  It  is 
  also  the  case  of  a  future  uncertain  event,  which  may  or 
  may  not  happen,  and  on  the  occurrence  or  non-occurrence  of 
  which  the  accomplishment,  recission,  or  modification  of 
  an  obligation  or  testamentary  disposition  is  made  to 
  depend.  --Blount.  Tomlins  Bouvier.  Wharton. 
 
  {Equation  of  condition}.  (Math.)  See  under  {Equation}. 
 
  {On  or  Upon}  {condition}  (that),  used  for  if  in  introducing 
  conditional  sentences.  ``Upon  condition  thou  wilt  swear  to 
  pay  him  tribute  .  .  .  thou  shalt  be  placed  as  viceroy 
  under  him.''  --Shak. 
 
  {Conditions  of  sale},  the  terms  on  which  it  is  proposed  to 
  sell  property  by  auction;  also  the  instrument  containing 
  or  expressing  these  terms. 
 
  Syn:  State;  situation;  circumstances;  station;  case;  mode; 
  plight;  predicament;  stipulation;  qualification; 
  requisite;  article;  provision;  arrangement.  See  {State}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Condition  \Con*di"tion\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Conditioned};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Conditioning}.] 
  1.  To  make  terms;  to  stipulate. 
 
  Pay  me  back  my  credit,  And  I'll  condition  with  ye 
  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  2.  (Metaph.)  To  impose  upon  an  object  those  relations  or 
  conditions  without  which  knowledge  and  thought  are  alleged 
  to  be  impossible. 
 
  To  think  of  a  thing  is  to  condition.  --Sir  W. 
  Hamilton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Condition  \Con*di"tion\,  v.  t.  [Cf.  LL  conditionare.  See 
  {Condition},  n.] 
  1.  To  invest  with  or  limit  by  conditions;  to  burden  or 
  qualify  by  a  condition;  to  impose  or  be  imposed  as  the 
  condition  of 
 
  Seas,  that  daily  gain  upon  the  shore,  Have  ebb  and 
  flow  conditioning  their  march.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  contract;  to  stipulate;  to  agree. 
 
  It  was  conditioned  between  Saturn  and  Titan,  that 
  Saturn  should  put  to  death  all  his  male  children. 
  --Sir  W. 
  Raleigh. 
 
  3.  (U.  S.  Colleges)  To  put  under  conditions;  to  require  to 
  pass  a  new  examination  or  to  make  up  a  specified  study,  as 
  a  condition  of  remaining  in  one's  class  or  in  college;  as 
  to  condition  a  student  who  has  failed  in  some  branch  of 
  study. 
 
  4.  To  test  or  assay,  as  silk  (to  ascertain  the  proportion  of 
  moisture  it  contains).  --McElrath. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  condition 
  n  1:  a  condition  or  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  things: 
  "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  conditons  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}] 
  v  1:  establish  a  conditioned  response 
  2:  train  by  instruction  and  practice;  esp.  to  teach 
  self-control;  "Parents  must  discipline  their  children" 
  [syn:  {discipline},  {train},  {check}] 
  3:  specify  as  a  condition;  "The  will  stipulates  that  she  can 
  live  in  the  house  for  the  rest  of  her  life"  [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;  of 
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