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conditional

con·di·tion·al

conditional

 
 
pronunciation:
kn dI sh nl
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: depending on or imposing a certain condition or conditions.
The school gave him conditional acceptance.
synonyms:
contingent, dependent, provisional, provisory
antonyms:
absolute, unconditional, unlimited
similar words:
hypothetical, limited, qualified, relative, restricted, tentative
definition 2: in grammar, expressing a condition, as by the use of the word "if" to begin a sentence.
derivations: conditionally (adv.), conditionality (n.)