/ɪf / (say if)

1. in case that; granting or supposing that; on condition that.
2. even though.
3. whether.
4. if not, unless: if not this candidate, then who?
5. if not, why not, (an often humorous expression indicating willingness to do something.)
6. if only, (used to introduce a phrase expressing a wish, especially one that cannot now be fulfilled or is thought unlikely to be fulfilled): if only I had known!; if only he would come!
7. no ifs or buts, no conditions or exceptions.
{Middle English; Old English gif}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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