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conditional

1. 
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) divergent when the absolute values of the terms are considered
2. 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: pq or pq, where p is the antecedent, q the consequent, and → or ⊃ symbolizes implies
3. Logic a conditional proposition
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conditional

[kən′dish·ən·əl]
(computer science)
Subject to the result of a comparison made during computation in a computer, or subject to human intervention.
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Agricultural building at New Cample Farm, Closeburn,Thornhill - granted conditionally.
He was ordered to pay PS20 to fund victim services plus PS85 costs, and was discharged conditionally for a year.
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5 States with Lowest Security Deposits for Conditionally Approved Apartment Residents OK $411 MI $411 NM $391 IA $386 AK $341 5 States with Highest Security Deposits for Conditionally Approved Apartment Residents NJ $1,280 CT $1,364 NY $1,645 MA $1,719 CA $1,891 Source: Neighborhood Pay Services Note: Table made from bar graph.
The State Water Board's Division of Drinking Water conditionally approved the new technology.
He was conditionally discharged for two years, banned from driving for two years, and told to pay a PS15 victim surcharge and PS85 costs.
The nomination papers of Irfan Aziz, Farooq Aziz, Haider Nawaz, Pir Bakhsh Jamote, Haji Noor Ahmed Shahwani and Syed Mitha Khan were accepted conditionally.
"Properly used, conditionally registering a new pesticide provides an important benefit in special situations such as allowing new pesticides on the market to address a public health emergency," reads the NRDC's report.
Daniel Kenneth Bryce, 26, of Marton Road, Middlesbrough, discharged conditionally for 18 months, for theft.
Ball (33), of Dovecote Close, Tipton, was also conditionally discharged for two years and ordered to pay pounds 150 costs.
This definition is intended to apply broadly and, for example, will cover an arrangement under which a contract's non-owner provides funds directly to the owner with which the owner pays premiums--as long as the non-owner is entitled to recover, conditionally or unconditionally, all or some of the contract's proceeds (e.g., death benefits) or has an interest in the contract to secure the right of recovery.
House at land next toTerregles Road, Dumfries - granted conditionally. Ground source heat pump at Plascow Cottage, Dumfries - granted conditionally.

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