bedingen

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German bedingen ‎(to hire (especially for a crime)), synchronically be- +‎ dingen. The modern senses are influenced by and almost a back-formation from Bedingung ‎(condition).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bəˈdɪŋən/
  • Hyphenation: be‧din‧gen

VerbEdit

bedingen ‎(third-person singular simple present bedingt, past tense bedingte, past participle bedingt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to cause
    Der Stau auf der A1 bedingt eine längere Verspätung.
    The traffic jam on the A1 is causing a rather long delay.
  2. to require, have as a prerequisite or condition
    Eine Jahressonderzahlung bedingt überdurchschnittlichen Einsatz.
    A yearly bonus requires/is conditional upon above-average effort.
    Motivation und Erfolg bedingen sich gegenseitig.
    Motivation and success are prerequisites for each other.

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