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Rule vs. Condition

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  • Rule (noun)

    A regulation, law, guideline.

    "All participants must adhere to the rules."

  • Rule (noun)

    A ruler; device for measuring, a straightedge, a measure.

  • Rule (noun)

    A writing.

  • Rule (noun)

    A regulating principle.

  • Rule (noun)

    The act of ruling; administration of law; government; empire; authority; control.

  • Rule (noun)

    A normal condition or state of affairs.

    "My rule is to rise at six o'clock."

    "As a rule, our senior editors are serious-minded."

  • Rule (noun)

    Conduct; behaviour.

  • Rule (noun)

    An order regulating the practice of the courts, or an order made between parties to an action or a suit.

  • Rule (noun)

    A determinate method prescribed for performing any operation and producing a certain result.

    "a rule for extracting the cube root"

  • Rule (noun)

    A thin plate of brass or other metal, of the same height as the type, and used for printing lines, as between columns on the same page, or in tabular work.

  • Rule (verb)

    To regulate, be in charge of, make decisions for, reign over.

  • Rule (verb)

    To excel.

    "This game rules!"

  • Rule (verb)

    To mark (paper or the like) with rules lines.

  • Rule (verb)

    To decide judicially.

  • Rule (verb)

    To establish or settle by, or as by, a rule; to fix by universal or general consent, or by common practice.

  • Condition (noun)

    A logical clause or phrase that a conditional statement uses. The phrase can either be true or false.

  • Condition (noun)

    A requirement or requisite.

    "Environmental protection is a condition for sustainability."

    "What other planets might have the right conditions for life?"

    "The union had a dispute over sick time and other conditions of employment."

  • Condition (noun)

    A clause in a contract or agreement indicating that a certain contingency may modify the principal obligation in some way.

  • Condition (noun)

    The health status of a medical patient.

    "My aunt couldn't walk up the stairs in her condition."

  • Condition (noun)

    The state or quality.

    "National reports on the condition of public education are dismal."

    "The condition of man can be classified as civilized or uncivilized."

  • Condition (noun)

    A particular state of being.

    "Hypnosis is a peculiar condition of the nervous system."

    "Steps were taken to ameliorate the condition of slavery."

    "Security is defined as the condition of not being threatened."

    "Aging is a condition over which we are powerless."

  • Condition (noun)

    The situation of a person or persons, particularly their social and/or economic class, rank.

    "A man of his condition has no place to make request."

  • Condition (verb)

    To subject to the process of acclimation.

    "I became conditioned to the absence of seasons in San Diego."

  • Condition (verb)

    To subject to different conditions, especially as an exercise.

    "They were conditioning their shins in their karate class."

  • Condition (verb)

    To place conditions or limitations upon.

  • Condition (verb)

    To shape the behaviour of someone to do something.

  • Condition (verb)

    To treat (the hair) with hair conditioner.

  • Condition (verb)

    To contract; to stipulate; to agree.

  • Condition (verb)

    To test or assay, as silk (to ascertain the proportion of moisture it contains).

  • Condition (verb)

    To put under conditions; to require to pass a new examination or to make up a specified study, as a condition of remaining in one's class or in college.

    "to condition a student who has failed in some branch of study"

  • Condition (verb)

    To impose upon an object those relations or conditions without which knowledge and thought are alleged to be impossible.

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  • Rule (noun)

    That which is prescribed or laid down as a guide for conduct or action; a governing direction for a specific purpose; an authoritative enactment; a regulation; a prescription; a precept; as, the rules of various societies; the rules governing a school; a rule of etiquette or propriety; the rules of cricket.

  • Rule (noun)

    Uniform or established course of things.

  • Rule (noun)

    Systematic method or practice; as, my ule is to rise at six o'clock.

  • Rule (noun)

    The act of ruling; administration of law; government; empire; authority; control.

  • Rule (noun)

    An order regulating the practice of the courts, or an order made between parties to an action or a suit.

  • Rule (noun)

    A determinate method prescribed for performing any operation and producing a certain result; as, a rule for extracting the cube root.

  • Rule (noun)

    A general principle concerning the formation or use of words, or a concise statement thereof; thus, it is a rule in England, that s or es , added to a noun in the singular number, forms the plural of that noun; but "man" forms its plural "men", and is an exception to the rule.

  • Rule (noun)

    A straight strip of wood, metal, or the like, which serves as a guide in drawing a straight line; a ruler.

  • Rule (noun)

    A thin plate of metal (usually brass) of the same height as the type, and used for printing lines, as between columns on the same page, or in tabular work.

  • Rule

    To control the will and actions of; to exercise authority or dominion over; to govern; to manage.

  • Rule

    To control or direct by influence, counsel, or persuasion; to guide; - used chiefly in the passive.

  • Rule

    To establish or settle by, or as by, a rule; to fix by universal or general consent, or by common practice.

  • Rule

    To require or command by rule; to give as a direction or order of court.

  • Rule

    To mark with lines made with a pen, pencil, etc., guided by a rule or ruler; to print or mark with lines by means of a rule or other contrivance effecting a similar result; as, to rule a sheet of paper of a blank book.

  • Rule (verb)

    To have power or command; to exercise supreme authority; - often followed by over.

  • Rule (verb)

    To lay down and settle a rule or order of court; to decide an incidental point; to enter a rule.

  • Rule (verb)

    To keep within a (certain) range for a time; to be in general, or as a rule; as, prices ruled lower yesterday than the day before.

  • Condition (noun)

    Mode or state of being; state or situation with regard to external circumstances or influences, or to physical or mental integrity, health, strength, etc.; predicament; rank; position, estate.

  • Condition (noun)

    Essential quality; property; attribute.

  • Condition (noun)

    Temperament; disposition; character.

  • Condition (noun)

    That which must exist as the occasion or concomitant of something else; that which is requisite in order that something else should take effect; an essential qualification; stipulation; terms specified.

  • Condition (noun)

    A clause in a contract, or agreement, which has for its object to suspend, to defeat, or in some way to modify, the principal obligation; or, in case of a will, to suspend, revoke, or modify a devise or bequest. It is also the case of a future uncertain event, which may or may not happen, and on the occurrence or non-occurrence of which, the accomplishment, recission, or modification of an obligation or testamentary disposition is made to depend.

  • Condition (verb)

    To make terms; to stipulate.

  • Condition (verb)

    To impose upon an object those relations or conditions without which knowledge and thought are alleged to be impossible.

  • Condition

    To invest with, or limit by, conditions; to burden or qualify by a condition; to impose or be imposed as the condition of.

  • Condition

    To contract; to stipulate; to agree.

  • Condition

    To put under conditions; to require to pass a new examination or to make up a specified study, as a condition of remaining in one's class or in college; as, to condition a student who has failed in some branch of study.

  • Condition

    To test or assay, as silk (to ascertain the proportion of moisture it contains).

  • Condition

    train; acclimate.

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  • Rule (noun)

    a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior;

    "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"

    "short haircuts were the regulation"

  • Rule (noun)

    something regarded as a normative example;

    "the convention of not naming the main character"

    "violence is the rule not the exception"

    "his formula for impressing visitors"

  • Rule (noun)

    prescribed guide for conduct or action

  • Rule (noun)

    (linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice

  • Rule (noun)

    a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct;

    "their principles of composition characterized all their works"

  • Rule (noun)

    a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system;

    "the principle of the conservation of mass"

    "the principle of jet propulsion"

    "the right-hand rule for inductive fields"

  • Rule (noun)

    the duration of a monarch's or government's power;

    "during the rule of Elizabeth"

  • Rule (noun)

    dominance or power through legal authority;

    "France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa"

    "the rule of Caesar"

  • Rule (noun)

    directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted;

    "he knew the rules of chess"

  • Rule (noun)

    any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order;

    "the rule of St. Dominic"

  • Rule (noun)

    (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems;

    "he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs"

    "he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials"

  • Rule (noun)

    measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths

  • Rule (verb)

    exercise authority over; as of nations;

    "Who is governing the country now?"

  • Rule (verb)

    decide with authority;

    "The King decreed that all first-born males should be killed"

  • Rule (verb)

    be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance;

    "Money reigns supreme here"

    "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"

  • Rule (verb)

    decide on and make a declaration about;

    "find someone guilty"

  • Rule (verb)

    have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac

  • Rule (verb)

    mark or draw with a ruler;

    "rule the margins"

  • Rule (verb)

    keep in check;

    "rule one's temper"

  • Condition (noun)

    a state at a particular time;

    "a condition (or state) of disrepair"

    "the current status of the arms negotiations"

  • Condition (noun)

    a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing;

    "the human condition"

  • Condition (noun)

    an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else

  • Condition (noun)

    (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement;

    "the contract set out the conditions of the lease"

    "the terms of the treaty were generous"

  • Condition (noun)

    the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')

  • Condition (noun)

    information that should be kept in mind when making a decision;

    "another consideration is the time it would take"

  • Condition (noun)

    the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition

  • Condition (verb)

    establish a conditioned response

  • Condition (verb)

    train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control;

    "Parents must discipline their children"

    "Is this dog trained?"

  • Condition (verb)

    specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement;

    "The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"

    "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments"

  • Condition (verb)

    put into a better state;

    "he conditions old cars"

  • Condition (verb)

    apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny;

    "I condition my hair after washing it"

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