Meaning of “conditional” in the English Dictionary

"conditional" in English

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conditionaladjective, noun

uk /kənˈdɪʃ.ən.əl/ us /kənˈdɪʃ.ən.əl/ specialized



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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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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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.
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)