state of something
1. [uncountable, singular]△ the state that something is in.
1. N-SING : also no det, with supp△ If you talk about the condition of a person or thing, you are talking about the state that they are in, especially how good or bad their physical state is.
- to be in bad/good/excellent condition
- a used car in perfect condition
- The house is in a generally poor condition.
- He remains in a critical condition in a California hospital.
- The two-bedroom chalet is in good condition.
- You can't drive in that condition.
4. conditions [plural]△ the circumstances or situation in which people live, work or do things.
3. N-PLURAL : usu with supp△ The conditions in which people live or work are the factors which affect their comfort, safety, or health.
- living conditions; housing conditions; working conditions
- changing economic conditions
- neglected children living under the most appalling conditions
- a strike to improve pay and conditions
- People are living in appalling conditions.
- He could not work in these conditions any longer.
2. N-PLURAL : usu with supp△ The conditions under which something is done or happens are all the factors or circumstances which directly affect it.
- The plants grow best in cool, damp conditions.
- freezing/icy/humid, etc. conditions
- Conditions are ideal (= the weather is very good) for sailing today.
- treacherous driving conditions
- This change has been timed under laboratory conditions.
- The mild winter has created the ideal conditions for an ant population explosion.
- Market structure depends on relative cost and demand factors. ... Cost and demand conditions affect market structures. ...
2. [uncountable, singular]△ the state of somebody's health or how fit they are.
- He is overweight and out of condition (= not physically fit).
- You are in no condition (= too ill/sick, etc.) to go anywhere.
- The motorcyclist was in a critical condition in hospital last night.
- (informal) She shouldn't be driving in her condition (= because she is pregnant).
- a medical condition
- He suffers from a serious heart condition.
- Doctors suspect he may have a heart condition.(= complaint, disorder)