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conditional

adjective  us   /kənˈdɪʃ·ə·nəl/
[not gradable] grammar relating to a sentence, often starting with "if" or "unless," in which one half expresses something which depends on the other halfconditional statement mathematics A conditional statement describes that if one state exists, then another one also exists.

conditional adjective (AGREED LIMITATION)

depending on certain terms, agreements, etc.: The sales is conditional on approval from government regulators.
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