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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.


Synonymsstatus


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')


Synonymsshape


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.


Synonymsterm


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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