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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconditionalcon‧di‧tion‧al1 /kənˈdɪʃənəl/ ●○○ adjective  1 IFif an offer, agreement etc is conditional, it will only be done if something else happens first opp unconditional a conditional acceptanceconditional on/upon His agreement to buy our house was conditional on our leaving all the furniture in it.2 SLGin grammar, a conditional sentence is one that begins with ‘if’ or ‘unless’ and expresses something that must be true or happen before something else can be true or happenconditionally adverb
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conditionalHe was released on conditional bail pending committal proceedings.a conditional contractThe firm represented Paula when she was given a conditional discharge for causing £570 damage to a taxi in a drunken rage.The magistrate gave Mr Smith a conditional discharge on each count, but he was ordered to pay prosecution costs of £1800.The rebate is usually conditional on your accounts being paid on time and a certain sales value being exceeded.In fact the conditional theory adopts some of the best points of several of the theories found wanting in the previous chapter.It needs support from an explanation, in terms of the conditional theory, of how there can be such counter-examples.The agreement is conditional upon certain environmental investigations.conditional on/uponIndeed, almost any investigation is likely to lead to results conditional on a range of alternative assumptions.The bid is conditional on Aberdeen shareholders deciding to reject their company's bid for Brabant Resources, another small oil company.The deal is conditional on approval by the French authorities.The agreement is conditional upon certain environmental investigations.The new arrangement would be conditional on fulfilling the following conditions.The offer was conditional on the approval of the bidder's shareholders.The offer was conditional on the exiles returning to the country by Dec. 31,1991.Or strategies might be conditional upon the past history of the game.Bush's attendance at Rio had reportedly been conditional on this.