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Notebook, 1993-

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Conditioning

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Accumulation, over time, of an understanding of contingent, provisional, qualifying factors or conditions relative to materials, skills, methods, schedules, and other aspects of one's work or professional responsibilities.

Subject to, implying, or dependent upon a condition - stating the case when one or more random variables are fixed or one or more events are known.

Agreement . . . . Stipulation . . . . Provision . . . . Contingency . . . . Prerequisite . . . . Implication . . . . Expressing, containing, or implying a supposition . . . . Premise upon which the fulfillment of an agreement depends.

Something essential to the appearance or occurence of something else . . . . Restricting or modifying factor . . . . Qualification.

Fitness or readiness for use - To adapt, modify, or mold so as to conform to an environing culture . . . . To modify so that an act or response previously associated with one stimulus becomes associated with another.


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1 Condition n [ME condicion, fr FM, fr. L condicion-, condicio terms of agreement, condition, fr. condicere to agree, fr. com- + dicere to say, determine -more at Diction] [14c] 1a: a premise upon which the fulfillment of an agreement depends: Stipulation b obs: Convenant c: a provision making the effect of a legal instrument contingent upon an uncertain event, also: the event itself 2: something essential to the appearance or occurence of something else: Prerequisite as a: an environmental requirement [available oxygen is an essential __ for animal life] b: the subordinate clause of a conditional sentence 3a: a restricting or modifying factor: Qualification b: an unsatisfactory academic grade that may be raised by doing additional work 4a: a state of being b: social status: Rank c: a usu. defective state of health [a serious heart __] d: a state of physical fitness or readiness for use [the car was in good __] [exercising to get into __] c pl: attendant circumstances 5a: obs: temper of mind b obs: Trait c pl. archaic. Manners, Ways

2 Condition; Conditioned; Conditioning vb archaic. to make stipulations. . . . 5a: to adapt, modify, or mold so as to conform to an environing culture b: to modify so that an act or response previously associated with one stimulus becomes associated with another

1 Conditional adj [14c] 1: subject to implying, or dependent upon a condition [1a __ promise] 2: expressing, containing, or implying a supposition [the __ clause if he speaks] 3a: true only for certain values of the variables or symbols involved [ __ equations] b: stating the case when one or more random variables are fixed or one or more events are known [__ frequency distribution] 4a: Conditioned 2 [ __ reflex] [ __ response] b: established by conditioning as the stimulus eliciting a conditional response

2 Conditional n [1828] 1: a conditional word, clause, verb from, or morpheme 2: Implication 2b

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]




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