(noun, adjective)


1. qualified by reservations

Similar word(s): qualified

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

Similar word(s): counterfactual, contingent, dependant, dependent, qualified, probationary, provisional, provisionary, tentative, provisory, qualified

Sentences with conditional as an adjective:

- I made my son a conditional promise: I would buy him a bike if he kept his room tidy.

- "A implies B" is a conditional statement.

- a conditional word, mode, or tense


1. (grammar) A conditional sentence; a statement that depends on a condition being true or false.

2. (grammar) The conditional mood.

3. (logic) A statement that one sentence is true if another is.

- "A implies B" is a conditional.

4. (computing, programming) An instruction that branches depending on the truth of a condition at that point.

- if and while are conditionals in some programming languages.

5. (obsolete) A limitation.