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conditional past

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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
  1. a conditional form of a verb

conˈditionally adv

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