Definition Condition

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Definition

a condition: a state, a circumstance, an aspect; a limitation; a physical form or state
noun
You can come, but there is one condition: you must call me Sir. If you don't, you can't come!
These men work in poor conditions: they work in a small space that is very hot.

on condition that: only if, provided that
idiom
We will hire you, on condition that you come to work on time every day. If you don't, you will lose your job.

a condition (health): a disease, a disorder, an illness (health)
noun
In a medical context:

He has a heart condition. He is suffering from heart disease.
Anosmia is a terrible condition. Anosmia is a terrible medical disorder.

Other uses of condition:

Zinedine Zidane came to the tournament in great condition. He's fitter than ever.
As you can see, this car is in good condition. There's absolutely nothing wrong with it.

Pronunciation examples
UK: That is one of the conditions of the agreement.
US: She can't go swimming because she has a heart condition.

Examples

  • "So let's move on to the doors and windows: Are they in good condition?"
  • "He is currently in stable condition, and alternates between screaming and farting."
  • "The doctor asks, "How long has she had this condition?"
  • "Anosmia is a condition in which the sense of smell is reduced or lost entirely."
  • "Are we willing, to accept the terms and conditions of our arrangement?"
  • "- International Cosmetics Supply Center will not refund opened or used items. Only products in perfect condition will be considered for return."
  • "Woman on cassette tape : Premature ejaculation is a common condition."
  • "In addition to using all-natural ingredients, the new line (code-named "WorldBlends") is produced under humane conditions: the company has sworn to work only with manufacturers approved by human rights watchdog group P."
  • "We are curious about the conditions of the workers here at ChinaCorp Ltd."
  • "In the event of my death, I bequeath the following to my grandson, Brian Alastair Sinclair Jones, on the condition that he be married."

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