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"condition" in British English

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conditionnoun

uk   us   /kənˈdɪʃ.ən/
  • condition noun (STATE)

B1 [S or U] the ​particularstate that something or someone is in: Mum's still got ​ourpram - it's very ​old, but it's inperfect condition. They ​left the ​flat in a ​terrible condition - there was ​messeverywhere. The ​hospital say her condition (= ​state of ​health) is ​improvingslowly. He's in no condition (= he is too ​sick or too ​drunk) todrivehome.conditions [plural]

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B1 the ​physicalsituation that someone or something is in and ​affected by: weather conditions Working conditions here are ​primitive. The ​prisoners were ​kept in the most ​appalling conditions. Under what conditions do ​plantsgrowbest? Riis ​devoted his ​life to ​improving conditions in ​urbanslums.
B2 [C] any of different ​types of ​diseases: to ​suffer from a ​heart/​skin condition a ​medical conditionout of condition not ​healthy enough for hard ​physicalexercise, as a ​result of not taking ​part in ​sport or other ​physicalactivities

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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. We're not in a ​position to make/set any conditions - we'll have to ​accept what they ​offer us. Under the conditions of the ​agreement, she must ​vacate the ​house on 12 ​July .on (the) condition that B2 only if: I'll come to the ​party on the condition that you don't ​wear those ​ridiculoustrousers!

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conditionverb [T]

uk   us   /kənˈdɪʃ.ən/
  • condition verb [T] (USE CONDITIONER)

to ​try to ​improve the ​quality or ​appearance of ​yourhair, ​skin, etc. by putting a ​conditioner on it
conditioning
noun [U] uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
Conditioning ​starts as ​soon as ​boys are given ​guns to ​play with and ​girls are given ​dolls.
(Definition of condition from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"condition" in American English

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conditionnoun

 us   /kənˈdɪʃ·ən/
  • condition noun (STATE)

the ​particularstate that something or someone is in: [U] We ​spent a lot of ​money to get the ​house in good condition. [U] She was hospitalized in ​fair condition after the ​accident. [+ to infinitive] He’s in no condition to ​drive (= He should not ​drive). A condition can also be a ​state of not ​operatingcorrectly: [C] a ​heart condition
  • condition noun (AGREED LIMITATION)

[C] something that must ​exist before something ​else can ​happen: Certain conditions must be ​met before the ​aid will be ​provided. He ​spoke on condition that he not be ​identified.
(Definition of condition from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"condition" in Business English

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conditionnoun

uk   us   /kənˈdɪʃən/
[S or U] the particular ​state that something is in: condition of sth The condition of the ​property will ​helpdetermine its ​price. The ​goods are ​warranted to be in perfect condition on ​leaving the ​factory.
conditions [plural] the ​situation that someone ​lives or ​works in, or that someone or something is affected by: The ​unions are ​trying hard to ​improve pay and conditions for their ​members.business/economic/market conditions The ​timing of the ​merger depended on ​market conditions.difficult/favourable conditions This ​year has seen some very difficult ​trading conditions.in/under good, poor, etc. conditions Many of the ​goods are ​produced by child ​workersworking in appalling conditions. working/​living conditions
[C, usually plural] something that you must ​agree to, that ​formspart of an ​officialagreement: I hereby ​agree to the terms and conditions of my ​engagement as ​stated above.attach/impose/set conditions We're not in a ​position to set any conditions - we'll have to ​accept what they ​offer.agree to/comply with/meet conditions They ​felt that they had ​complied with all the conditions of the ​agreement. Licensing conditions for ​mobilenetworkoperators must ensure the ​respect of ​competitionrules. Ms Russ told the ​hearing she was unhappy that the ​job had not been completed by July 31, which it was ​claimed was a condition of the ​contract.as a condition for/of sth As a condition of yesterday's ​approval, the EU Competition Commissioner insisted the ​stateaid must not be used to ​subsidize other ​commercialactivities.
[C] an ​arrangement that must exist before something else can ​happen: condition for sth A ​stronglocalbusinessbase is a necessary condition for the ​economic future of the ​area.
on condition that depending on something else ​happening or being done: Agreement was ​reached to ​repaypart of the ​debt, on condition that the remaining ​debt be ​cancelled.
(Definition of condition from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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