Translation of "condition" - English-Traditional 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. 媽媽還留著我們的嬰兒車——雖然很舊了,但仍然完好。
They left the flat in a terrible condition - there was mess everywhere. 他們把公寓房間弄得一團糟——到處一片狼藉。
The hospital say her condition (= state of health) is improving slowly. 醫院說她的健康狀況正在慢慢好轉。
He's in no condition (= he is too sick or too drunk) to drive home. 他的狀況根本不能自己開車回家。
conditions [ plural ]

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

weather conditions 天氣條件
Working conditions here are primitive.
The prisoners were kept in the most appalling conditions. 犯人們被關押在條件異常惡劣的地方。
Under what conditions do plants grow best? 植物在甚麽條件下生長得最好?
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 患有心臟/皮膚病
a medical condition 內科疾病
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. 合同條款之一是我們不在這片土地上建造樓房。
We're not in a position to make/set any conditions - we'll have to accept what they offer us. 我們沒有資格提出任何條件——我們只能接受他們提供的一切。
Under the conditions of the agreement, she must vacate the house on 12 July . 根據協定條款,她必須在7月12日騰出這所房子。
on (the) condition that

B2 only if

I'll come to the party on the condition that you don't wear those ridiculous trousers! 我會參加聚會,條件是你不要穿那條丟人現眼的褲子!

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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 條件反射/反應
[ + to infinitive ] Pavlov conditioned dogs to salivate at the sound of a bell. 巴甫洛夫透過訓練使狗一聽到鈴聲就流口水。
Women were conditioned to expect lower wages than men. 女性以前習慣於接受比男性低的工資。

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 (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)