(grammar) A conditional sentence; a statement that depends on a condition being true or false.
Temporary, but with the intention of eventually becoming permanent or being replaced by a permanent equivalent.
(grammar) The conditional mood.
(philately) A postage stamp issued locally before an official issue is released.
(logic) A statement that one sentence is true if another is.
‘"A implies B" is a conditional.’;
(programming) An instruction that branches depending on the truth of a condition at that point.
while are conditionals in some programming languages.’;
Of the nature of a provision; serving as a provision for the time being; - used of partial or temporary arrangements; as, a provisional government; a provisional treaty.
(obsolete) A limitation.
under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon;
‘probationary employees’; ‘a provisional government’; ‘just a tentative schedule’;
Limited by a condition.
‘I made my son a conditional promise: I would buy him a bike if he kept his room tidy.’;
(logic) Stating that one sentence is true if another is.
‘"A implies B" is a conditional statement.’;
(grammar) Expressing a condition or supposition.
‘a conditional word, mode, or tense’;
Containing, implying, or depending on, a condition or conditions; not absolute; made or granted on certain terms; as, a conditional promise.
‘Every covenant of God with man . . . may justly be made (as in fact it is made) with this conditional punishment annexed and declared.’;
Expressing a condition or supposition; as, a conditional word, mode, or tense.
‘A conditional proposition is one which asserts the dependence of one categorical proposition on another.’; ‘The words hypothetical and conditional may be . . . used synonymously.’;
A conditional word, mode, or proposition.
‘Disjunctives may be turned into conditionals.’;
qualified by reservations
imposing or depending on or containing a condition;
‘conditional acceptance of the terms’; ‘lent conditional support’; ‘the conditional sale will not be complete until the full purchase price is paid’;