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Condition appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • William said that everything about his jacket was in quite good condition except for the zipper. (80 letters)
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Usage statistics for the noun condition:

spoken English23.35%written English76.65% imaginative writing15.66%informational writing84.34%

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Condition is sometimes a misspelling of conditions or edition.

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Definition of the noun condition

What does condition mean as a name of something?

Condition is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 1000 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: conditions

  1. a state at a particular time
  2. an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
  3. a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing
    • example: the human condition
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: state = the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • more specific terms:
  4. information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of condition: circumstance / consideration
    • more generic word: information = knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
    • more specific terms:
      • justification = something (such as a fact or circumstance) that shows an action to be reasonable or necessary
      • mitigating circumstance = a circumstance that does not exonerate a person but which reduces the penalty associated with the offense
  5. the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')
  6. an illness, disease, or other medical problem
    • examples: a heart condition | a skin condition
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: illness / malady / sickness / unwellness = impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
  7. (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement
  8. the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition

Alternative definition of the noun condition


  1. A logical clause or phrase that a conditional statement uses. The phrase can either be true or false.
  2. A requirement, term, or requisite.
  3. The health status of a medical patient.
  4. The state or quality.
  5. A particular state of being.
  6. [obsolete] The situation of a person or persons, particularly their social and/or economic class, rank.

Specialised definition of the noun condition

Glossary of sports

the particular state of someone or something (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

a particular illness, injury or disorder; to undertake a fitness plan to improve general health, appearance or physical performance (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

particularly physical performance capacity as a fundamental prerequisite for sport performances, characterized by the motor characteristics endurance, flexibility, strength, and speed. One differentiates general (refer ring to a general sport performance capacity) and specific condition (referring to performance capacity in a specific sport discipline). Condition is specifically developed by condition training. Next to technique and tactics, specific condition is one factor determining success in all sport disciplines. In connection with the motor characteristics oriented towards coordination, condition forms the basis for general fitness. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Definition of the verb condition

What does condition mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: conditioned | conditioning | conditions

  1. establish a conditioned response
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: instruct / learn / teach = impart skills or knowledge to
  2. develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of condition: check / discipline / train
    • more generic terms: develop / make grow = cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
    • more specific word: mortify = practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
  3. specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of condition: qualify / specify / stipulate
    • more generic words: contract / undertake = enter into a contractual arrangement
    • more specific word: provide = determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation
  4. put into a better state
  5. apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny

Alternative definition of the verb condition


  1. To subject to the process of acclimation.
  2. To subject to different 'conditions', especially as an exercise.
  3. To shape the behaviour of someone to do something.
  4. [transitive] To treat (the hair) with hair conditioner.


  1. "Condition" is a 2011 science fiction film, directed by Andrei Severny and produced by Amir Naderi. The film is a meditative psychological drama set in apocalyptic atmosphere. The story is a sensory battle of the two female characters: sound therapist Mary Taggert and her patient, young disturbed woman Alaska. The doctor evacuates with her patient, driving a car away from the city to unspecified northern territory towards the border. Having run out of gas, two women are stranded in mysterious rough and rocky wilderness close to the ocean where it becomes a battle for survival and a struggle with the inner wounds and salvation with sound and nature. The psychologically complex and slow narrative of Condition relies on sequences of abstract images that one could expect to see at a museum or gallery.
  2. "Condition" Europe is a 2012 documentary film written and directed by Thomas Heise.


  1. "Condition" is a musical album of Calibre.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  2. "Condition" is a musical album of Daniel Striped Tiger.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  3. "Condition" is a musical single of Dragons.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  4. "Condition" is a musical album of Myra Mains.
  5. "Condition" is a composition.


  1. Condition: A relational database management system uses SQL conditions or expressions in WHERE clauses and in HAVING clauses to SELECT subsets of data.
  2. Condition: Comprehensive treatment of the word "condition" requires emphasizing that it is ambiguous in the sense of having multiple normal meanings and that its meanings are often vague in the sense of admitting borderline cases.
  3. Condition: The medical condition or conditions this person notably has or had.
  4. condition: Conditions under which the measuremt is made (temper, temperature,etc.

Phrases with Condition

  1. Condition precedent
  2. in condition
  3. air-condition
  4. eye condition
  5. Mint Condition
  6. Race condition
  7. Human condition
  8. toxic condition
  9. mental condition
  10. Out of Condition
  11. control condition
  12. weather condition
  13. boundary condition
  14. economic condition
  15. physical condition
  16. sanitary condition
  17. essential condition
  18. financial condition
  19. Necessary Condition
  20. hereditary condition

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Condition

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Google previewCore Statutes on Criminal Law 2011-12 (2011)

by Kate Cook, Mark James, Richard Lee

The first condition is that the pursuit of the agreed course of conduct would at some stage involve— (a) an act by one or more of the parties, or (b) the happening of some other event, intended to take place in a country or territory outside ...

Google previewFoundations of Intelligent Systems (2015)

22nd International Symposium, ISMIS 2015, Lyon, France, October 21-23, 2015, Proceedings by Floriana Esposito, Olivier Pivert, Mohand-Said Hacid, Zbigniew W. Rás, Stefano Ferilli

The second attitude is the opposite one, it considers that the optimality is the most important pole and the fuzzy bipolar condition is an orelse condition (to satisfy w or else to satisfy c). The idea is then “to be optimal or else to be not rejected”.

Google previewA Confucian Constitutional Order (2012)

How China's Ancient Past Can Shape Its Political Future by Qing Jiang

The second condition is that the lineage must be political in nature. As the descendant of the sage kings, Confucius's heir embodies the unity of the three dynasties, which is the basic concept of Chinese political theory. By virtue of the political ...

Google previewCollaborative Product Design and Manufacturing Methodologies and Applications (2007)

by Wei Dong Li, Soh Khim Ong, Andrew Yeh Ching Nee, Christopher Alan McMahon

First condition is the adoption of data inputs from a wide range of specialists independent of the CAD tools they use [1, 5, 6, 7]. The only...

The second condition is a harmonic organization of design data from different disciplines. To satisfy this ...

Google previewA Bibliographical Companion (2011)

by Roy Stokes

Condition refers to all those adjectives which describe a book in relation to things which have happened to it after the...

Condition is a vital consideration in the desirability of a copy, and therefore its monetary worth, for a collector.

Google previewThe Cradle of Knowledge (2000)

Development of Perception in Infancy by Philip J. Kellman, Martha E. Arterberry

The first condition is a description of how an action is constrained by the fit between environmental properties and action capabilities. Thus, the...

The second condition is that specific information must specify the affordance. The third condition ...

Google previewBuddhist Psychology (2006)

The Foundation of Buddhist Thought by Tashi Tsering

The apprehending condition refers to the object.

Google previewThe Nature of Existence: (1988)

by John McTaggart Ellis McTaggart, C. D. Broad

The third condition is that it should be a relation such that B ! C corresponds to only one determinant, C, while C, though it may be the determinant of many parts of the primary whole, A, is the determinant of only one of the parts of A which fall ...

Google previewUniform Output Regulation of Nonlinear Systems (2006)

A Convergent Dynamics Approach by Alexey Pavlov, Nathan Wouw, Henk Nijmeijer

The regularity condition means that the closed-loop system satisfies conditions for existence and uniqueness of solutions. Throughout the book we will require that the closed-loop system is locally Lipschitz with respect to (x,£) and continuous ...

Google previewExplanation of proposed income tax treaty between the United States and Belgium

The first condition is that tax returns have been filed with at least one of the treaty countries with respect to the taxable years at issue in the case. The second condition is that the case is not a particular case that the competent authorities agree, ...

Google previewBlackstone's Statutes on Public Law & Human Rights 2015-2016 (2015)

by Robert G. Lee

The first condition is that the applicant was a party to a protected marriage or a protected civil partnership on or before the date the application was made. (4) The second condition is that the applicant— (a) was living in the acquired gender ...

Google previewSpeech Acts (1969)

An Essay in the Philosophy of Language by John R. Searle

The preparatory conditions include that the speaker should be in a position of authority over the hearer, the sincerity condition is that the speaker wants the ordered act done, and the essential condition has to do with the fact that the speaker ...

Google previewSpectral Geometry of Manifolds with Boundary and Decomposition of Manifolds (2005)

Proceedings of the Workshop on Spectral Geometry of Manifolds with Boundary and Decomposition of Manifolds, Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark, August 6-9, 2003 by Gerd Grubb, Krzysztof P. Wojciechowski

Our first condition is that there exist, for any (closed) face F C M, a fibration pH. : F → BF with connected fibers, such that (4.1) g(Ap) = Topf'(pr(p)), for any pe F0 := F, where A → M is the Lie algebroidassociated to V and g : A → TM is the anchor ...

Google previewConvexity and Duality in Optimization (2012)

Proceedings of the Symposium on Convexity and Duality in Optimization Held at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands June 22, 1984 by Jacob Ponstein

A common regularity condition is that g(x).<0 for some RéC. This is nothing other than a straight...

Another, more complicated, regularity condition is the following one, consisting of three parts. Assume that not only Y, but also X is a Banach ...

Google previewJAMA (1909)

The Journal of the American Medical Association

The primary condition is a disturbance of the cartilage formation, while the periosteal growth is not 5.

Google previewAdvanced Transport Phenomena (2014)

Analysis, Modeling, and Computations by P. A. Ramachandran

The first boundary condition is that there is no shear at ξ = 0, and hence ∂v∗/∂ξ = 0 here. The second boundary condition is that of no slip at ξ = 1 and here v∗ = 0. We are looking for solutions for the periodic steady state, and hence there is ...

Google previewInnovation in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Comparing National Innovation Systems at the Sectoral Level (2006)

Comparing National Innovation Systems at the Sectoral Level by OECD

A second inappropriate framework condition is the set of regulations applied to biotechnology. A third framework condition that negatively affects biopharmaceutical innovation is the set of public health-care policies and related measures.

Google previewCatastrophe Modeling (2005)

A New Approach to Managing Risk by Patricia Grossi, Howard Kunreuther, Chandu C. Patel

The first condition is the ability to identify and quantify, or estimate at least partially, the chances of the event occurring and the extent of losses likely to be incurred. The second condition is the ability to set premiums for each potential customer ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2006)

by Steven G. Rogelberg

the employee's own serious health condition, or (d) the ...

Google previewMultilingual Law Dictionary (1979)

by Lawrence Deems Egbert, Fernando Morales Macedo

condition conclusion (f) tirée des condition (f) ...

Google previewDictionary of Optometry and Visual Science (2014)

by Michel Millodot

amblys, dull ops, eye ia, a condition G. ametros, irregular ops, eye ia, a condition G. a, without phakos, lens G. astheneia, weakness ops, eye ia, a condition G. a, without stigma , ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

Endocrine Addison's disease A condition caused by undersecretion of adrenal steroid hormones, resulting in weakness, nausea, low circulation, and bronzing of the skin. adenoma A tumor of a gland. adrenogenital syndrome Oversecretion of ...

Google previewDictionary for Managing Trees in Urban Environments (2009)

by Danny B. Draper, Peter A. Richards

Poor condition Tree is of good habit or misshapen, a form that may be severely restricted for space and light, exhibits symptoms of advanced and irreversible decline such as fungal, or bacterial infestation, major dieback in the branch and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

A condition characterized by red, painful, glazed, and friable gingivae. It may be a manifestation of some mucocutaneous conditions such as *lichen planus or a vesiculobullous disorder such as *pemphigoid. There is a loss of stippling and the ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

FPCON BRAVO — See force protection condition. FPCON CHARLIE — See force protection condition. FPCON DELTA — See force protection condition. fragmentary order — An abbreviated form of an operation order issued as needed after ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health (2010)

Both terms describe the serious and potentially fatal condition that can occur if the body is excessively heated, resulting in the total breakdown of the temperature-regulating mechanism in the body. Heatstroke is a more accurate name, ...

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Usage statistics about condition

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Usage statistics for the noun condition:

spoken English23.35%written English76.65% imaginative writing15.66%informational writing84.34%

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Quotes about Condition

Certainty is the most vivid condition of ignorance and the most necessary condition for knowledge. (Kedar Joshi)
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The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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