Conditional

Definition of Conditional

Con`di´tion`al
a.1.Containing, implying, or depending on, a condition or conditions; not absolute; made or granted on certain terms; as, a conditional promise.
Every covenant of God with man . . . may justly be made (as in fact it is made) with this conditional punishment annexed and declared.
- Bp. Warburton.
2.(Gram. & Logic) Expressing a condition or supposition; as, a conditional word, mode, or tense.
A conditional proposition is one which asserts the dependence of one categorical proposition on another.
- Whately.
The words hypothetical and conditional may be . . . used synonymously.
- J. S. Mill.
n.1.A limitation.
2.A conditional word, mode, or proposition.
Disjunctives may be turned into conditionals.
- L. H. Atwater.

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