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condition |kənˈdi sh ən|nounthe state of something, esp. with regard to its appearance, quality, orworking order the wiring is in good condition [in sing. the bridge is in an extremely dangerous condition.• person's or animal’s state of health or physical fitness he is in fairly good condition considering what he has has been through [in sing. she was in a serious condition.• an illness or other medical problem a heart condition.• [in sing. a particular state of existence a condition of misery.• archaic social position or rank those of humbler condition.( conditions) the circumstances affecting the way in which people live or work, esp. with regard to their safety or well-being harsh working and living conditions.• the factors or prevailing situation influencing the performance or the outcome of a process present market conditions.• the prevailing state of the weather, ground, sea, or atmosphere at a particular time, esp. as it affects a sporting event the appalling conditions determined the style of play.a state of affairs that must exist or be brought about before something else is possible or permitted for a member to borrow money, three conditions have to be met all personnel should comply with this policy as a condition ofemployment I'll accept your offer on one condition.verb [ trans. ](often be conditioned) have a significant influence on or determine (the manner or outcome of something) national choices are conditioned by the international political economy.• train or accustom (someone or something) to behave in a certain way or to accept certain circumstances we have all been conditioned to the conventional format of TV the child is conditioned to dislike food [as n. ]( conditioning) the program examines aspects of social conditioning.bring (something) into the desired state for use a product for conditioning leather.• [often as adj. ( conditioned) make (a person or animal) fit and healthy he was six feet two of perfectly conditioned muscle and bone.• apply something to (the skin or hair) to give it a healthy or attractive look or feel I condition my hair regularly.• [often as adj. ( conditioned) bring (beer or stout) to maturation after fermentation while the yeast is still present cask-conditioned real ales.• [ intrans. (of a beer or stout) undergo such a process brews that are allowed to condition in the bottle.set prior requirements on (something) before it can occur or be done :Congressmen have sought to limit and condition military and economic aid.PHRASESin (or out of) condition in a fit (or unfit) physical no condition to do something certainly not fit or well enough to do something you're in no condition to tackle the stairs.on condition that with the stipulation that he proposed deep cuts in offensive forces, on condition that an agreement be reached.ORIGIN Middle English : from Old French condicion (noun),condicionner (verb), from Latin condicio(n-) agreement,’ fromcondicere ‘agree upon,’ from con- ‘with’ dicere ‘say.’