Definition of unconditioned in English:


Line breaks: un|con¦di¦tioned
Pronunciation: /ʌnkənˈdɪʃ(ə)nd


  • 1Not subject to conditions or to an antecedent condition; unconditional: this is love unconditioned in its giving
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    • The key to reconciling the radically separate individual with God and the world was suppression of the distinction between God and unconditioned individual subjectivity.
    • Emerson could neither accept his dependence on things that forever exceeded him nor identify fully with the unconditioned subjectivity that remains at the fringes of awareness.
    • This is perhaps what renders an actor mad, seeing in her or himself the subject of a pure possibility, of the eventual and unconditioned emergence of an unknown movement or affect.
  • 2Relating to or denoting instinctive reflexes or other behaviour not formed or influenced by conditioning or learning: an unconditioned response
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    • Impulses include what we would call today drives, appetites, instincts, and unconditioned reflexes.
    • Before one can conclude that immune activation differentially affects conditioned and unconditioned behavior, further assessments of these two classes of behavior are necessary.
    • Most researchers evaluating a motivational interpretation of sickness behavior have assessed the effects of sickness on unconditioned behavior, such as food intake.
  • 3Not subjected to a conditioning process: waste in its raw, unconditioned form
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    • The drywall ceiling serves as the separation between conditioned space and unconditioned space.
    • But don't allow unconditioned leather to get soaking wet, and always condition it afterwards.

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