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conditional

adjective
 
 
/kənˈdɪʃənəl/
relating to an offer or agreement that depends on something else being done: conditional agreement/approval The company has the conditional approval needed to market the drug, though it must still return to the FDA with more data.conditional contract/offer He had been sent a formal letter with a conditional offer of employment, pending a medical examination.conditional on/upon The offer is conditional on obtaining planning permission for the land.
conditionally /kənˈdɪʃənəli/ adverb
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