Definition of conditional in English:
1Subject to one or more conditions or requirements being met; made or granted on certain terms: Western aid was only granted conditional on further reform the consortium has made a conditional offer
More example sentences
- Legal sources have expressed mixed views over the true meaning of the company's conditional offer to meet future claims, with some on the union side now extremely sceptical.
- It may be permitted subject to a conditional use permit (meaning you have to meet certain additional criteria before you build or remodel), or it may not be allowed at all.
- When asked about his views on the canal he declined even conditional support, listing numerous hurdles required to be overcome before approval would be considered for federal funding.
2 Grammar (Of a clause, phrase, conjunction, or verb form) expressing a condition.
- And she puts it in a conditional clause, which makes a difference.
- God's promise of the Land of Israel to the Jews has its unconditional clause and its conditional clause.
- As indicated above, this is an argument with conditional clauses all of which are debatable.
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1 Grammar & Philosophy A conditional clause or conjunction.
- Let us turn now, though, to subjunctive conditionals contextualism.
- But notice that it is not a conjunction of conditionals of the form ‘If John said that p, then p,’ each with a true antecedent.
- This should have been a conjunction, not a conditional.
1.1A statement or sentence containing a conditional clause.
- Recall that a conditional is a sentence of the form if a then c, which we are writing as a c.
- But it's my guess that most people take the first two clauses of the song as the protases of a conditional, rather than as rhetorical questions.
- Note that the inductive argument the agents run through depends upon the conclusions they each draw from several counterfactual conditionals.
2 Grammar The conditional mood of a verb, for example should die in if I should die.
- Romanian uses an analytic construction for the conditional.
- The grammar of the lyrics uses what is called the conditional.
- In this learn Spanish grammar lesson, we review the Spanish conditional tense and how to conjugate Spanish verbs in the conditional.
- Example sentences
- He cites two reasons: ‘One is its clarity and lack of conditionality.’
- In recent years the UK has been moving away from traditional approaches to conditionality.
- I personally believe that conditionality should be imposed.
- Example sentences
- That something is illegal does not itself carry moral weight unless legality as such carries moral weight, and legality carries moral weight only conditionally.
- A couple convicted of failing to ensure the safety of a girl who died following a riding accident, were conditionally discharged yesterday after a judge said there was no point in fining them.
- The joint German-Italian proposal to create migrant holding camps in north Africa has been rejected by Spain and, somewhat more conditionally, France.