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unconditional

[uhn-kuh n-dish-uh-nl] /ˌʌn kənˈdɪʃ ə nl/
adjective
1.
not limited by conditions; absolute:
an unconditional promise.
2.
Mathematics, absolute (def 12).
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; un-1 + conditional
Related forms
unconditionally, adverb
unconditionalness, unconditionality, noun
Synonyms
1. complete, unqualified, categorical.
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British Dictionary definitions for un conditionality

unconditional

/ˌʌnkənˈdɪʃənəl/
adjective
1.
without conditions or limitations; total: unconditional surrender
2.
(maths) (of an equality) true for all values of the variable: (x+1)>x is an unconditional equality
Derived Forms
unconditionally, adverb
unconditionalness, unconditionality, noun
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Word Origin and History for un conditionality

unconditional

adj.

1660s, from un- (1) "not" + conditional. Related: Unconditionally. Unconditional surrender in the military sense is attested from 1730; in U.S., often associated with Civil War Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the taking of Fort Donelson.

The ringing phrase of Grant's latest despatch circulated through the North like some coinage fresh from the mint, and "Unconditional Surrender," which suited the initials of his modest signature, became like a baptismal name. [James Schouler, "History of the United States of America," Dodd, Mead & Co., 1899].

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