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  1. con·di·tion
    IPA[kənˈdiSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. have a significant influence on or determine (the manner or outcome of something):

      national choices are conditioned by the international political economy
      Synonym : constrain, control, govern, determine, decide, exert influence on, affect, have an effect on, act on, work on, touch, have an impact on, impact on, change, alter, modify, transform, form, shape, guide, sway, bias
    • 2. train or accustom (someone or something) to behave in a certain way or to accept certain circumstances:

      we have all been conditioned to the conventional format of TV the child is conditioned to dislike food
    • 3. bring (something) into the desired state for use:

      a product for conditioning leather
    • 4. make (a person or animal) fit and healthy:

      O'Brien conditioned winners of 13 European Derbies during his career he was six feet two of perfectly conditioned muscle and bone
      Synonym : improve, make healthy, build up, nourish, tone, tone up, get something into shape
    • 5. bring (beer or stout) to maturation after fermentation while the yeast is still present:

      beer conditioned in the bottle or cask still contains live, active yeast and should be drunk as soon as possible
    • 6. (of a beer or stout) undergo conditioning:

      brews that are allowed to condition in the bottle
    • 7. apply a conditioner to (the hair):

      I condition my hair regularly
      Synonym : improve, make healthy, build up, nourish, tone, tone up, get something into shape
    • 8. set prior requirements on (something) before it can occur or be done:

      Congressmen have sought to limit and condition military and economic aid
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: condition, plural noun: conditions

    • v.: verb: condition, 3rd person present: conditions, gerund or present participle: conditioning, past tense: conditioned, past participle: conditioned

    • noun

      the state of something with regard to its appearance, quality, or working order:

      a person's or animal's state of health or physical fitness:

    • verb

      have a significant influence on or determine (the manner or outcome of something):

      train or accustom to behave in a certain way or to accept certain circumstances:

    • noun

      the condition under which a given proposition is true.

      a statement of the condition under which a given proposition is true, sometimes taken to be the meaning of the proposition.

    • verb

      provide (a building or vehicle) with air conditioning:
    • in a fit physical state
    • noun

      a condition that is required to be satisfied at all or part of the boundary of a region in which a set of differential equations is to be solved.
    • noun

      a medical condition existing at a time when new insurance is applied for. Typically the cost of its treatment is not covered by the insurance.
    • noun

      the condition under which a given proposition is true.

      a statement of the condition under which a given proposition is true, sometimes taken to be the meaning of the proposition.

    • noun

      a group of bits indicating the condition of something inside a computer, often used to decide which instructions the computer will subsequently execute.
    • noun

      a condition that is required to be satisfied at all or part of the boundary of a region in which a set of differential conditions is to be solved.
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