Hypertext Webster Gateway: "conditional"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Conditional \Con*di"tion*al\, a. [L. conditionalis.]
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.

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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Conditional \Con*di"tion*al\, n.
1. A limitation. [Obs.] --Bacon.

2. A conditional word, mode, or proposition.

Disjunctives may be turned into conditionals. --L.
H. Atwater.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

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}]

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