- conditionall (obsolete)
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.
- 1867, L. H. Atwater, (Please provide the book title or journal name), quoted in 'OED':
- Manual of Elementary Logic
- (programming) An instruction that branches depending on the truth of a condition at that point.
whileare conditionals in some programming languages.
- (obsolete) A limitation.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
limitation — see limitation
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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.
- 1753, William Warburton, The Character and Conduct of the Messengers
- 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.
- 1826, Richard Whately, Elements of Logic
- 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
limited by a condition