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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
con•di•tion•al /kənˈdɪʃənəl/USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. depending on a condition;
    not absolute:They agreed to a conditional and temporary truce.[be + ~ + on + object]His acceptance was conditional on a number of factors.
  2. Grammar(of a sentence, clause, mood, or word) involving or expressing a condition, as the first clause in the sentence If you provide me with a lawyer, I'll sign the contract.
con•di•tion•al•ly,adv. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

conditional /kənˈdɪʃənəl/ adj
  1. depending on other factors; not certain
  2. (of a clause, conjunction, form of a verb, or whole sentence) expressing a condition on which something else is contingent: "If he comes" is a conditional clause in the sentence "If he comes I shall go"

  3. Also: hypothetical (of a proposition) consisting of two component propositions associated by the words if…then so that the proposition is false only when the antecedent is true and the consequent false. Usually written: pq or pq, where p is the antecedent, q the consequent, and → or ⊃ symbolizes implies
n
  1. a conditional form of a verb

conˈditionally adv




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