unconditional

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Etymology[edit]

From un- +‎ conditional.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌʌnkənˈdɪʃənəl/
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Adjective[edit]

unconditional (comparative more unconditional, superlative most unconditional)

  1. Absolute; without conditions, limitations, reservations or qualifications.
    We demand your unconditional surrender.
    Synonyms: absolute, categorical
    Antonym: conditional
    • 1945 April 16, Truman, Harry S., MP72-20 President Roosevelt’s Funeral and Procession; Truman – New President of U.S.[1], Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, National Archives Identifier: 595162, 10:06 from the start:
      So that there can be no possible misunderstanding, both Germany and Japan can be certain beyond any shadow of a doubt that America will continue to fight for freedom until no vestige of resistance remains. Our demand has been and it remains unconditional surrender.

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Noun[edit]

unconditional (plural unconditionals)

  1. That which is not conditional.
    • 1854, Victor Cousin, ‎A. G. Henderson, The Philosophy of Kant: Lectures (page 90)
      The me, the world, and God, are the three unconditionals, the three absolutes []
  2. (logic) A conditional-like structure expressing that the consequent holds true regardless of the particular value of the antecedent.

References[edit]

  • (logic): 2019, Artemis Alexiadou, ‎Anja Arnhold, ‎Julia Bacskai-Atkari, Of Trees and Birds: A Festschrift for Gisbert Fanselow (page 155)