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on the understanding that

Dependent on agreement to a specific named condition. I'm willing to lend you the money, on the understanding that it will be repaid with interest. His parents agreed to pay for his college tuition, on the understanding that he would pursue a career in medicine.
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come to an understanding

(with someone) Go to reach an understanding with someone.
See also: come, understanding

reach an understanding with someone

 and come to an understanding (with someone)
to achieve a settlement or an agreement with someone. I hope we are able to reach an understanding with the commissioners. We were able to reach an understanding with Tony.
See also: reach, understanding

on the underˈstanding that...

(formal) used to introduce a condition that must be agreed before something else can happen: They agreed to the changes on the understanding that they would be introduced gradually.
See also: on, understanding

understanding

n. the feet. (Old. A pun. Always singular.) The boy has a good understanding. Majorly big gunboats, in fact.
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If you don't change your mind by the end of it, you will not have affected what I know about Hubert Humphrey, although you may have changed my understanding of exactly what sort of pig-headed,
Each entry is extensively annotated, greatly enhancing the value of the documents in understanding the experience of each subject as an aspect of Irish emigration.
According to Mezirow, reflection could be used to reveal understandings, learning, and the meaning of an experience through "the process of critically assessing the content, process, or premise" (p.
MB: We are engaged in reversing nearly two thousand years of church teaching and popular understandings.
Gaining understandings of the dynamics of building and maintaining racist communities, of why and how racist communities are structured, and finally, of who has power and privilege and therefore benefits from that system, gives participants further clarity about where to start in dismantling racism on personal, cultural, and institutional levels.
One implication of Tribble's use of reader-response theory is that Renaissance authors were themselves quite aware how readers would bring their own contexts and understandings to their readings, and she demonstrates how authors then attempted to control those understandings.
It would simply function as the exchange of perspectives and sharing of understandings which it ideally is meant to be.
Forman invites the reader to witness Filippo's developing understanding of the water wheel and to note how he builds on earlier understandings rather than dismissing them as wrong.
In response to these challenges, teachers look for ways to help their students develop better understandings.
To achieve these understandings, scientific organizations such as the ISB have established critical resources including facilities to generate large-scale data for each gene, mRNA, and protein; scientific experts working in a cross-disciplinary manner; technologists to invent more global and sensitive tools for analyzing biological information; and computer scientists to develop bioinformatics tools for biological system testing and modeling.
Data fell into the following six emergent dimensions of constructivist/inquiry-based dialogue: 1) awareness and sensitivity to context 2) empowering and give voice 3) finding commonalities and building on diversity of understandings present 4) dynamic feedback processes guiding change 5) learning serving development of coherent frameworks to guide decision-making and 6) constructing a caring and interdependent sense of community.
Attention to social structuring is not a matter of reactionary revival; it will contribute to new understandings of the past and of the emergence of contemporary systems.
Nevertheless, important continuities with traditional Christian understandings still remain here, continuities significant enough, in my opinion, to warrant considering this picture of the world, and the human place with in it, appropriate for Christian faith today.
Librarians play an important role in encouraging students to go beyond the information they collect to create their own understandings.
A limitation commonly used in understandings is that, in the event of a dispute, damages will not exceed the total paid for the consulting services under the engagement and a claim for the amount paid would be the client's exclusive remedy.