Translation of "condition" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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conditionnoun

uk /kənˈdɪʃ.ən/ us /kənˈdɪʃ.ən/

condition noun (STATE)

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

狀況;狀態
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 ]

More examples

  • Her performance under such stressful conditions was commendable.
  • Under the existing conditions many children are going hungry.
  • The accident was caused by people driving too fast in bad conditions.
  • Thick fog has made driving conditions dangerous.
  • He did a lot to improve conditions for factory workers.

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

物質條件;情況;實際環境
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

疾病
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

(由於不參加鍛煉或其他體力活動而)身體狀況不佳,不在狀態

More examples

  • There has been no detectable change in the patient's condition.
  • The inside of the house is in good condition, but externally it's in need of repair.
  • The car is five years old but is in almost perfect condition.
  • The hospital said she was in a stable condition following the operation.
  • Relations between the two countries have been very bad for some time.

condition noun (AGREED LIMIT)

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

(協定的)條件,前提,條款
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

只要;條件是
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!

More examples

  • They will only agree to sign the contract if certain conditions are met.
  • We had to grit our teeth and agree with their conditions because we wanted the contract.
  • They had to agree to certain conditions as a prerequisite of being lent the money.
  • They agreed to raise the trade embargo if three conditions were met.
  • He set several conditions before agreeing to take the part.

conditionverb [ T ]

uk /kənˈdɪʃ.ən/ us /kənˈdɪʃ.ən/

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

訓練;使習慣於;使適應;使(人或動物)形成條件反射
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

(使用護髮或護膚品)改善,保養(發質、皮膚等)

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