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condition

con·di·tion

condition

 
pronunciation:
kn dI shn
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a state of health or fitness for use.
My grandmother has been in bad condition since she fell.These shoes are old but they are in good condition.
synonyms:
health, order, shape, state
similar words:
situation
definition 2: things that affect comfort or safety.
Conditions in the factory have improved under the new management.
synonyms:
situation, state
similar words:
phase, place, position, shape, status
definition 3: something that must happen before something else can happen.
Being a citizen is a condition for being able to vote.
synonyms:
necessity
similar words:
consideration, prerequisite, qualification, term
Word Parts
The word condition contains the following part:
-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.