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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.

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Conditional

CONDITIONAL

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.

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conditional
1. Taken account of in some but not all circumstances.

2. A logic statement of the form PQ or PQ, PQ

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).

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