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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


n. the feet. (Old. A pun. Always singular.) The boy has a good understanding. Majorly big gunboats, in fact.
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Understanding is about seeing things connected into larger contexts.
Before articulating the competencies for a specific role, it is necessary to have a basic understanding of competencies.
This inquiry, a classroom action research case study, investigated an innovative strategy created for the purpose of inspiring the development of student understandings and insights on the realities of a change-based environment.
109 requires the auditor to perform "risk assessment procedures" (a new term) for the specific purpose of gathering information and gaining an understanding of the client and its environment.
In a review of Stout's Democracy and Tradition, Rom Coles argues that Yoder's understanding of the church, and Christian tradition in particular, bears the hallmarks of radical democracy.
The book has value for both instructors and students in the self-evaluation process and gaining understanding of diversity in counseling by helping the reader internalize the principles of multiculturalism.
Course content will include an introduction to the course and discussion of the place of TPEs relative to vulcanized rubber and thermoplastics; basic polymer science relevant to understanding TPE structures, properties and processing; styrenic block copolymers, SBS, SIS, SEBS and functionalized SEBS; thermoplastic polyurethanes; copolyesters; olefinic rubber/ thermoplastic blends, EPR/PP and EPDM/PP (TPO): TPE blends with a dynamically vulcanized phase, EPDM/ PR NBR/PP and NR/PP (TPV); other TPEs, PVC and other blends, EVA, ionomers and single phase melt processible rubber (MPR), future developments and potential for TPEs; and a summary and course review.
How has management thinking been transformed over the last 30 years, and how can this knowledge of transformation aid in our understanding of general management theories and innovations in the DoD?
We must differentiate the disciples' understanding of "liberate" from what Jesus draws out of the Jewish Scriptures.
A patient's clear understanding of the treatment plan and documentation of the steps taken to assure this could make a substantial difference if there were to be a charge of substandard care.
These approaches may offer some recourse, but they don't address the key contributors to the crisis--patients' understanding of their medical or surgical procedures and poor physician communication.
Understanding the requirements for specific equipment will enable an efficient rack-level design and cooling strategy.
Of the 90 million estimated to have problems understanding health information, just 15 percent were born outside the country, and only five percent describe themselves as having a learning disability.
While the distinction between naming and explaining is not identical with, it is compatible with what has traditionally been described as the difference between "learning by rote" and "learning by understanding.
At this point, we should have a clear understanding of what the patient's concerns are, which is most important to them, and how they feel about these issues.
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