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From Old French condicionel (French conditionnel).
conditional (plural conditionals)
- (grammar) A conditional sentence; a statement that depends on a condition being true or false.
- (grammar) The conditional mood.
- (logic) A statement that one sentence is true if another is.
- "A implies B" is a conditional.
(Can we date this quote?), L. H. Atwater, (Please provide the book title or journal name), quoted in 'OED':
Disjunctives may be turned into conditionals
- (programming) An instruction that branches depending on the truth of a condition at that point.
while are conditionals in some programming languages.
- (obsolete) A limitation.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
computing: branching instruction
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conditional (not comparable)
- Limited by a condition.
- I made my son a conditional promise: I would buy him a bike if he kept his room tidy.
- (Can we date this quote by Bishop Warburton and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
- Every covenant of God with man [...] may justly be made (as in fact it is made) with this conditional punishment annexed and declared.
- (logic) Stating that one sentence is true if another is.
- "A implies B" is a conditional statement.
- (Can we date this quote by Whately and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
- A conditional proposition is one which asserts the dependence of one categorical proposition on another.
- (grammar) Expressing a condition or supposition.
- a conditional word, mode, or tense