V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: depending on certain conditions

Synonyms: dependent, provisional, contingent

Antonyms: unconditional

Tips: If something is described as conditional, certain conditions apply to it. An example of a conditional statement is one that begins with "if" or "unless." Here are some examples of a conditional statement: "If you lower the price by $200, then we will buy the car." "If I won the lottery, I would buy a new house." In the first example, purchasing the car is conditional on lowering the price by $200. In the second example, buying a new house is conditional on winning the lottery.

Usage Examples:

We wrote several conditional clauses into the contract. (contingent, provisional)

The purchase of our house was conditional upon the home owner's association eradicating the termites in the attic. (dependent, provisional)

My love for my daughter is unconditional. (not dependent on other factors)

Our agreement with him was conditional upon certain factors. (contingent, dependent)

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