Conditional is a synonym of provisory.
As adjectives the difference between conditional and provisory
is that conditional
is limited by a condition while provisory
is containing (a) proviso(es).
As a noun conditional
is (grammar) a conditional sentence; a statement that depends on a condition being true or false.
* conditionall (obsolete)
(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.
* L. H. Atwater
- "A implies B" is a conditional .
(computing, programming) An instruction that branches depending on the truth of a condition at that point.
- Disjunctives may be turned into conditionals .
(obsolete) A limitation.
while are conditionals in some programming languages.
- (Francis Bacon)
* (in logic) if-then statement; material conditional
* (in logic) antecedent
* (in logic) consequent
Limited by a condition.
* Bishop Warburton
- 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.
- Every covenant of God with man may justly be made (as in fact it is made) with this conditional punishment annexed and declared.
- "A implies B" is a conditional statement.
(grammar) Expressing a condition or supposition.
- A conditional proposition is one which asserts the dependence of one categorical proposition on another.
- a conditional word, mode, or tense
* (in logic) hypothetical
* conditional entropy
* conditional probability
* conditional proof
* conditional sentence
containing (a) proviso(es)
:''The provisory clause effectively excluded his otherwise logical heirs from his main inheritance
dependent on a condition (proviso)
:''A provisory guarantee is rather like blackmail
pending something more permanent
* (relating to a proviso) conditional
* (pending something) provisional, temporary, transitory