Conditional vs Nonconditional - What's the difference?

conditional | nonconditional |


As adjectives the difference between conditional and nonconditional

is that conditional is limited by a condition while nonconditional is not conditional.

As a noun conditional

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

conditional

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Alternative forms

* conditionall (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (grammar) A conditional sentence; a statement that depends on a condition being true or false.
  • (grammar) The conditional mood.
  • (logic) A statement that one sentence is true if another is.
  • "A implies B" is a conditional .
  • * L. H. Atwater
  • Disjunctives may be turned into conditionals .
  • (computing, programming) An instruction that branches depending on the truth of a condition at that point.
  • if and while are conditionals in some programming languages.
  • (obsolete) A limitation.
  • (Francis Bacon)

    Synonyms

    * (in logic) if-then statement; material conditional

    Meronyms

    * (in logic) antecedent * (in logic) consequent

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Limited by a condition.
  • I made my son a conditional promise: I would buy him a bike if he kept his room tidy.
  • * Bishop Warburton
  • Every covenant of God with man may justly be made (as in fact it is made) with this conditional punishment annexed and declared.
  • (logic) Stating that one sentence is true if another is.
  • "A implies B" is a conditional statement.
  • * Whately
  • A conditional proposition is one which asserts the dependence of one categorical proposition on another.
  • (grammar) Expressing a condition or supposition.
  • a conditional word, mode, or tense

    Synonyms

    * conditioned * relative * limited * (in logic) hypothetical

    Antonyms

    * absolute * categorical * unconditional

    Derived terms

    * conditional entropy * conditional probability * conditional proof * conditional sentence

    nonconditional

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Not conditional.
  • Synonyms

    * unconditional