Condition vs Biconditional - What's the difference?

condition | biconditional |

As nouns the difference between condition and biconditional

is that condition is a logical clause or phrase that a conditional statement uses the phrase can either be true or false while biconditional is (logic) an "if and only if" conditional wherein the truth of each term depends on the truth of the other.

As a verb condition

is to subject to the process of acclimation.

As an adjective biconditional is

having two conditions.




(en noun)
  • A logical clause or phrase that a conditional statement uses. The phrase can either be true or false.
  • A requirement, term or requisite.
  • (legal) A clause in a contract or agreement indicating that a certain contingency may modify the principal obligation in some way.
  • The health status of a medical patient.
  • The state or quality.
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  • A particular state of being.
  • (obsolete) 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.


    * (the health or state of something) fettle

    Derived terms

    * conditional * condition subsequent * human condition * in condition * interesting condition * mint condition * necessary condition * precondition * statement of condition * sufficient condition


    (en verb)
  • To subject to the process of acclimation.
  • I became conditioned to the absence of seasons in San Diego.
  • To subject to different conditions, especially as an exercise.
  • They were conditioning their shins in their karate class.
  • To place conditions or limitations upon.
  • * Tennyson
  • Seas, that daily gain upon the shore, / Have ebb and flow conditioning their march.
  • To shape the behaviour of someone to do something.
  • To treat (the hair) with hair conditioner.
  • To contract; to stipulate; to agree.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • Pay me back my credit, / And I'll condition with ye.
  • * Sir Walter Raleigh
  • It was conditioned between Saturn and Titan, that Saturn should put to death all his male children.
  • To test or assay, as silk (to ascertain the proportion of moisture it contains).
  • (McElrath)
  • (US, colleges, transitive) 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
  • To impose upon an object those relations or conditions without which knowledge and thought are alleged to be impossible.
  • * Sir W. Hamilton
  • To think of a thing is to condition .

    Derived terms

    * air-condition * conditioner * precondition * recondition


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  • Having two conditions
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (logic) An "if and only if" conditional wherein the truth of each term depends on the truth of the other
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