con·di·tion·al / kənˈdishənl/ • adj. 1. subject to one or more conditions or requirements being met; made or granted on certain terms: Western aid was only granted conditional on further reform.2. Gram. (of a clause, phrase, conjunction, or verb form) expressing a condition.• n. 1. Gram. & Philos. a conditional clause or conjunction. ∎ a statement or sentence containing a conditional clause.2. Gram. the conditional mood of a verb, for example should die in if I should die.DERIVATIVES: con·di·tion·al·i·ty / kənˌdishəˈnalitē/ n.con·di·tion·al·ly adv.
1. Taken account of in some but not all circumstances.
2. A logic statement of the form P → Q or P ⊃ Q, P ⇒ Q
that should be read as “if P is true then Q follows”, although its meaning in logic only partly resembles its usage in English (see table).
Subject to change; dependent upon or granted based on the occurrence of a future, uncertain event.
A conditional payment is the payment of a debt or obligation contingent upon the performance of a certain specified act. The right to demand back payment if the condition fails is generally reserved.