condition condition  /kən ˈdɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a state at a particular time
  2. (n) an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
  3. (n) a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing
  4. (n) information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
  5. (n) the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')
  6. (n) an illness, disease, or other medical problem
  7. (n) (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement
  8. (n) the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition
  9. (v) establish a conditioned response
  10. (v) develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
  11. (v) specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
  12. (v) put into a better state
  13. (v) apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny


  1. Man in critical condition after near drowning in Ventura

    A man in his 40s was reported in serious condition late Wednesday afternoon after being found without a pulse face-down in the ocean near the Ventura Promenade at 2:26 p.m.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Ventura County Star

  2. Study: Condition of Oregon's bridges ranks seventh in nation

    Oregon ranked seventh best among states in a new study of the condition of the nation's highway bridges.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Salem Statesman Journal

  3. Ohio man's condition stable after rafting accident

    The condition of an Ohio man is in stable condition after being pulled from New River following a rafting accident.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Register-Herald


  1. Barack Obama spoke on Tuesday about this, as well, claiming, "Anger is not always productive: it keeps us from squarely facing our own complicity in our condition."
    on Mar 22, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Globe and Mail

  2. "I know much was made of my knee throughout the last week, and it was important to me that I disclose my condition publicly at an appropriate time. I wanted to be very respectful of the USGA and their incredibly hard work, and make sure the focus...
    on Jun 18, 2008 By: Tiger Wood Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. "The alarm bells on our nation's fiscal condition have now become a siren," Senate Republican minority leader Mitch McConnell said. "If anyone has any doubts that this burden on future generations is unsustainable, they're gone."
    on Aug 25, 2009 By: Mitch McConnell Source: Christian Science Monitor

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