con·di·tion·al /kənˈdɪʃnəl, ˈdɪʃənḷ/
con·di·tion·al /kənˈdɪʃnəl, ənḷ/ 形容詞
1. A limitation. [Obs.]
2. A conditional word, mode, or proposition.
Disjunctives may be turned into conditionals. --L. H. Atwater.
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.
adj 1: qualified by reservations
2: imposing or depending on or containing a condition;
"conditional acceptance of the terms"; "lent conditional
support"; "the conditional sale will not be complete until
the full purchase price is paid" [ant: unconditional]