Definition of unconditioned in English:

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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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