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Definition of conditional adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1conditional (on/upon something) depending on something conditional approval/acceptance Payment is conditional upon delivery of the goods (= if the goods are not delivered the money will not be paid) He was found guilty and given a conditional discharge (= allowed to go free on particular conditions). a conditional offer (= that depends on particular conditions being met) opposite unconditional
  2. 2[only before noun] (grammar) expressing something that must happen or be true if another thing is to happen or be true a conditional sentence/clause
  3. conditionally
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  4. NAmE//kənˈdɪʃənəli//
    adverb The offer was made conditionally.
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