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"conditional" in British English

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conditionaladjective, noun

uk   /kənˈdɪʃ.ən.əl/ us   /kənˈdɪʃ.ən.əl/ specialized
  • conditional adjective, noun (VERB FORM)

[S] (a form of a verb) expressing the idea that one thing depends on another thing: In English, the conditional is expressed by "would".
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conditionaladjective

uk   /kənˈdɪʃ.ən.əl/ us   /kənˈdɪʃ.ən.əl/
(Definition of conditional from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"conditional" in American English

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conditionaladjective

us   /kənˈdɪʃ·ə·nəl/
[not gradable] grammar relating to a sentence, often starting with "if" or "unless," in which one half expresses something which depends on the other half
conditional statement mathematics
A conditional statement describes that if one state exists, then another one also exists.
  • conditional adjective (AGREED LIMITATION)

depending on certain terms, agreements, etc.: The sales is conditional on approval from government regulators.
(Definition of conditional from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"conditional" in Business English

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conditionaladjective

uk   /kənˈdɪʃənəl/ us  
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
adverb /kənˈdɪʃənəli/
conditionally accept/agree/approve The charitable foundation, which is the largest stakeholder with just under 40% of the shares, has conditionally agreed to accept the bid.
(Definition of conditional from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“conditional” in American English

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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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