Translation of "condition" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /kənˈdɪʃ.ən/ us /kənˈdɪʃ.ən/

condition noun (STATE)

B1 [ S or U ] the particular state that something or someone is in

Mum's still got our pram - it's very old, but it's in perfect condition. 妈妈还留着我们的婴儿车——虽然很旧了,但仍然完好。
They left the flat in a terrible condition - there was mess everywhere. 他们把公寓弄得一团糟——到处一片狼藉。
The hospital say her condition (= state of health) is improving slowly. 医院说她的健康状况正在慢慢好转。
He's in no condition (= he is too sick or too drunk) to drive home. 他的状况根本不能自己开车回家。
conditions [ plural ]

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B1 the physical situation that someone or something is in and affected by

weather conditions 天气条件
Working conditions here are primitive.
The prisoners were kept in the most appalling conditions. 犯人们被关押在条件异常恶劣的地方。
Under what conditions do plants grow best? 植物在什么条件下生长得最好?
Riis devoted his life to improving conditions in urban slums.

B2 [ C ] any of different types of diseases

to suffer from a heart/skin condition 患有心脏/皮肤病
a medical condition 内科疾病
out of condition

not healthy enough for hard physical exercise, as a result of not taking part in sport or other physical activities


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condition noun (AGREED LIMIT)

C1 [ C ] an arrangement that must exist before something else can happen

One of the conditions in the contract is that we don't build on the land. 合同条款之一是我们不在这片土地上建造房子。
We're not in a position to make/set any conditions - we'll have to accept what they offer us. 我们没有资格提任何条件——我们只能接受他们提供的一切。
Under the conditions of the agreement, she must vacate the house on 12 July . 根据协议条款,她必须在7月12日腾出这所房子。
on (the) condition that

B2 only if

I'll come to the party on the condition that you don't wear those ridiculous trousers! 我会参加聚会,条件是你不要穿那条丢人现眼的裤子!

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conditionverb [ T ]

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condition verb [ T ] (TRAIN)

C2 to train or influence a person or animal mentally so that they do or expect a particular thing without thinking about it

a conditioned reflex/response 条件反射/反应
[ + to infinitive ] Pavlov conditioned dogs to salivate at the sound of a bell. 巴甫洛夫通过训练使狗一听到铃声就流口水。
Women were conditioned to expect lower wages than men. 女性以前习惯于接受比男性低的工资。

condition verb [ T ] (USE CONDITIONER)

to try to improve the quality or appearance of your hair, skin, etc. by putting a conditioner on it


(Translation of “condition” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)