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conditional

Pronunciation: /kənˈdɪʃnəl; kənˈdɪʃənl/

Translation of conditional in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (provisional) [agreement/acceptance] condicional, con condiciones to be conditional on o upon sth estar* condicionado or supeditado a algo she made the offer conditional on their accepting certain changes hizo la oferta con or bajo la condición de que aceptaran ciertos cambios
    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.
    1.2 [Linguistics/Lingüística] [sentence] condicional
    Example sentences
    • 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.

noun/nombre

  • the conditional el condicional or potencial

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