condition


condition (http://definr.com/condition)

     n 1: a condition or state at a particular time: "a condition (or
          state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms
          negotiations" [syn: status]
     2: a mode of being or form of existence of a person or things:
        "the human condition"
     3: an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of
        something else [syn: precondition, stipulation]
     4: (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of
        an agreement; "the contract set out the conditions of the
        lease"; "the terms of the treaty were generous" [syn: term]
     5: the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases "in
        condition" or "in shape" or "out of condition" or "out of
        shape") [syn: shape]
     6: information that should be kept in mind when making a
        decision; "another consideration is the time it would
        take" [syn: circumstance, consideration]
     7: the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a
        variable's effect by comparison with a control condition
        [syn: experimental condition]
     v 1: establish a conditioned response
     2: train by instruction and practice; esp. to teach
        self-control; "Parents must discipline their children";
        "Is this dog trained?" [syn: discipline, train, check]
     3: specify as a condition; "The will stipulates that she can
        live in the house for the rest of her life" [syn: stipulate,
         qualify, specify]
     4: put into a better state; "he conditions old cars"
     5: apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny; of
        hair