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Conditional vs. Provisional

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Conditionalnoun

(grammar) A conditional sentence; a statement that depends on a condition being true or false.

Provisionaladjective

Temporary, but with the intention of eventually becoming permanent or being replaced by a permanent equivalent.

Conditionalnoun

(grammar) The conditional mood.

Provisionalnoun

(philately) A postage stamp issued locally before an official issue is released.

Conditionalnoun

(logic) A statement that one sentence is true if another is.

‘"A implies B" is a conditional.’;

Provisionalnoun

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Conditionalnoun

(programming) An instruction that branches depending on the truth of a condition at that point.

if and while are conditionals in some programming languages.’;

Provisionaladjective

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.

Conditionalnoun

(obsolete) A limitation.

Provisionaladjective

under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon;

‘probationary employees’; ‘a provisional government’; ‘just a tentative schedule’;

Conditionaladjective

Limited by a condition.

‘I made my son a conditional promise: I would buy him a bike if he kept his room tidy.’;

Conditionaladjective

(logic) Stating that one sentence is true if another is.

‘"A implies B" is a conditional statement.’;

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Conditionaladjective

(grammar) Expressing a condition or supposition.

‘a conditional word, mode, or tense’;

Conditionaladjective

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.’;

Conditionaladjective

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.’;

Conditionalnoun

A limitation.

Conditionalnoun

A conditional word, mode, or proposition.

‘Disjunctives may be turned into conditionals.’;

Conditionaladjective

qualified by reservations

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Conditionaladjective

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’;

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