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1    depending on other factors; not certain  
2      (Grammar)   (of a clause, conjunction, form of a verb, or whole sentence) expressing a condition on which something else is contingent: ``If he comes'' is a conditional clause in the sentence ``If he comes I shall go''  
a    (of an equation or inequality) true for only certain values of the variable: x2 --1 = x + 1 is a conditional equation, only true for x = 2 or --1  
b    (of an infinite series) convergent, but becoming divergent when the absolute values of the terms are considered  
4      (Also)    hypothetical     (Logic)   (of a proposition) consisting of two component propositions associated by the words if...then so that the proposition is false only when the antecedent is true and the consequent false. Usually written: p<arrow>q or p<cond>q, where p is the antecedent, q the consequent, and <arrow> or <cond> symbolizes implies  
5      (Grammar)  
a    a conditional form of a verb  
b    a conditional clause or sentence  
6      (Logic)   a conditional proposition  
  conditionality      n  
  conditionally      adv  

conditional access  
      n   the encryption of television programme transmissions so that only authorized subscribers with suitable decoding apparatus may have access to them  
conditional probability  
      n     (Statistics)   the probability of one event, A, occurring given that another, B, is already known to have occurred: written P(A/B) and equal to P(A and B)/P(B)  
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contingent, dependent, limited, provisional, qualified, subject to, with reservations  
   absolute, categorical, unconditional, unrestricted  

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