1. majidkh

    majidkh New Member

    Apr 10, 2009
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    situation vs condition

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by majidkh, Jun 10, 2009.


    Would you please tell me the difference between situation and condition?

    Thanks a lot.
  2. lynneandlynn

    lynneandlynn New Member

    Mar 28, 2009
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    From dictionary.com
      /ˌsɪtʃuˈeɪʃən/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [sich-oo-ey-shuhn] Show IPA
    1. manner of being situated; location or position with reference to environment: The situation of the house allowed for a beautiful view.
    2. a place or locality.
    3. condition; case; plight: He is in a desperate situation.
    4. the state of affairs; combination of circumstances: The present international situation is dangerous.
    5. a position or post of employment; job.
    6. a state of affairs of special or critical significance in the course of a play, novel, etc.
    7. Sociology. the aggregate of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors acting on an individual or group to condition behavioral patterns.

      /kənˈdɪʃən/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [kuhn-dish-uhn] Show IPA
    1. a particular mode of being of a person or thing; existing state; situation with respect to circumstances.
    2. state of health: He was reported to be in critical condition.
    3. fit or requisite state: to be out of condition; to be in no condition to run.
    4. social position: in a lowly condition.
    5. a restricting, limiting, or modifying circumstance: It can happen only under certain conditions.
    6. a circumstance indispensable to some result; prerequisite; that on which something else is contingent: conditions of acceptance.
    7. Usually, conditions. existing circumstances: poor living conditions.
    8. something demanded as an essential part of an agreement; provision; stipulation: He accepted on one condition.
    9. Law.
    a. a stipulation in an agreement or instrument transferring property that provides for a change consequent on the occurrence or nonoccurrence of a stated event.
    b. the event upon which this stipulation depends.
    10. Informal. an abnormal or diseased state of part of the body: heart condition; skin condition.
    11. U.S. Education.
    a. a requirement imposed on a college student who fails to reach the prescribed standard in a course at the end of the regular period of instruction, permitting credit to be established by later performance.
    b. the course or subject to which the requirement is attached.
    12. Grammar. protasis.
    13. Logic. the antecedent of a conditional proposition.
    –verb (used with object)
    14. to put in a fit or proper state.
    15. to accustom or inure: to condition oneself to the cold.
    16. to air-condition.
    17. to form or be a condition of; determine, limit, or restrict as a condition.
    18. to subject to particular conditions or circumstances: Her studies conditioned her for her job.
    19. U.S. Education. to impose a condition on (a student).
    20. to test (a commodity) to ascertain its condition.
    21. to make (something) a condition; stipulate.
    22. Psychology. to establish a conditioned response in (a subject).
    23. Textiles.
    a. to test (fibers or fabrics) for the presence of moisture or other foreign matter.
    b. to replace moisture lost from (fibers or fabrics) in manipulation or manufacture.
    –verb (used without object)
    24. to make conditions.
    25. on or upon condition that, with the promise or provision that; provided that; if: She accepted the position on condition that there would be opportunity for advancement.

    ...When you're confused on the meaning of a word, I personally recommend using a dictionary o_O
  3. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Nov 21, 2006
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    ditto that about using a dictionary... however, if that still leaves you confused as to when to use one or the other, google!

    'situation vs condition' for instance, will give you a couple of hits that explain it... using that 'vs' technique for googling is always a good idea for a 'first place to look' and before asking others to tell you...
  4. lynneandlynn

    lynneandlynn New Member

    Mar 28, 2009
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    Woot, dictionary for the win!


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