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English noun: condition

1. condition (state) a state at a particular time

SamplesA condition (or state) of disrepair.
The current status of the arms negotiations.


Broader (hypernym)state

Narrower (hyponym)absolution, ambiance, ambience, amyotonia, anchorage, ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, astigmatism, astigmia, atmosphere, atonia, atonicity, atony, automation, brutalisation, brutalization, celibacy, circumstance, climate, comfort, comfortableness, condemnation, control, curvature, danger, dark, darkness, declination, decline, deification, demand, depilation, deshabille, despair, desperation, difficulty, discomfort, dishabille, disorder, disorderliness, diversification, diversity, dominance, dryness, ecological niche, economic condition, emptiness, encapsulation, ennoblement, environmental condition, exoneration, eye condition, facilitation, financial condition, frizz, fruition, fullness, guilt, guiltiness, hairlessness, health, homelessness, hopefulness, hospitalization, hyalinisation, hyalinization, identification, illumination, immunity, immunity, impaction, impropriety, improvement, impureness, impurity, iniquity, innocence, innocence, involvement, ionisation, ionization, irradiation, lactosuria, laxity, laxness, leakiness, light, lubrication, malady, mechanisation, mechanization, melioration, mental condition, mental state, mode, mood, motivation, mummification, muteness, mutism, nakedness, need, niche, noise conditions, nomination, normalcy, normality, nudeness, nudity, order, orderliness, participation, physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state, place, polarisation, polarization, position, prepossession, preservation, prognathism, protuberance, psychological condition, psychological state, pureness, pureness, purity, purity, regularisation, regularization, reinstatement, repair, resistance, rustication, rustiness, safety, sanitary condition, saturation, scandalisation, scandalization, serration, silence, sinlessness, situation, ski conditions, soundness, standardisation, standardization, stigmatism, submission, subservience, susceptibility, susceptibleness, tautness, tenseness, tension, tensity, tilth, uncomfortableness, unsoundness, unsusceptibility, urbanisation, urbanization, vacuolation, vacuolisation, vacuolization, virginity, waterlessness, way, wetness, whiteness, wickedness, xerotes

2. condition (communication) an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else

Synonymsprecondition, stipulation

Broader (hypernym)assumption, premise, premiss

Narrower (hyponym)boundary condition, provision, proviso

3. condition (state) a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing

SamplesThe human condition.

Broader (hypernym)state

Narrower (hyponym)amphidiploidy, circumstances, destiny, diploidy, fate, fortune, haploidy, heteroploidy, introversion, invagination, lot, luck, lysogenicity, lysogeny, mosaicism, ordinary, orphanage, orphanhood, polyploidy, portion, roots, social stratification, stigmatism, stratification, transsexualism

4. condition (cognition) information that should be kept in mind when making a decision

SamplesAnother consideration is the time it would take.

Synonymscircumstance, consideration

Broader (hypernym)information

Narrower (hyponym)justification, mitigating circumstance

5. condition (state) the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')


Broader (hypernym)good health, healthiness

Narrower (hyponym)fitness, physical fitness

6. condition (state) an illness, disease, or other medical problem

SamplesA heart condition.
A skin condition.

Broader (hypernym)illness, malady, sickness, unwellness

7. condition (communication) (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement

SamplesThe contract set out the conditions of the lease.
The terms of the treaty were generous.


Broader (hypernym)statement

Part meronymagreement, understanding

Domain usageplural, plural form

8. condition (cognition) the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition

Synonymsexperimental condition

Broader (hypernym)procedure, process

Part meronymexperiment, experimentation

English verb: condition

1. condition (social) establish a conditioned response

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)instruct, learn, teach

2. condition (social) develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control

SamplesParents must discipline their children.
Is this dog trained?.

Synonymscheck, discipline, train

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)develop, make grow

Narrower (hyponym)mortify

Verb groupgroom, prepare, train

3. condition (communication) specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement

SamplesThe will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life.
The contract stipulates the dates of the payments.

Synonymsqualify, specify, stipulate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)contract, undertake

Narrower (hyponym)provide

Verb groupstipulate

4. condition (change) put into a better state

SamplesHe conditions old cars.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate

Narrower (hyponym)recondition

5. condition (body) apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny

SamplesI condition my hair after washing it.

ExamplesThey condition their hair

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)shampoo

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