Definition of condition code in English:

condition code


  • A group of bits indicating the condition of something inside a computer, often used to decide which instructions the computer will subsequently execute.

    • ‘A condition code of 1 means there is a serious problem.’
    • ‘A cavalry squadron commander who is approached by the RTSM about borrowing an M1 Abrams tank for maintenance training knows that the M1 will become condition code F as soon as it is used as a training aid.’
    • ‘Because the item is not centrally managed, the SSA sends the item to the nearest Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office, regardless of its condition code.’
    • ‘Items with the same lot number are assigned one of 15 condition codes by DOD, and those condition codes can change throughout the life cycle of those items.’