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condition

noun
 
/kənˈdɪʃ·ən/
B1 the state that something or someone is in: My bike is a few years old but it’s in really good condition.
conditions B1 the situation in which people live, work, or do things: What are their living conditions like? The prisoners were kept in terrible conditions.
an illness: a heart condition
something that must happen or be agreed before something else can happen: We’ll let you get a dog, on one condition: that you take care of it.
(Definition of condition from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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