# Conditioning

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## Description

The acclimatization of a material to a specific environment. A material is conditioned by placing it in a prescribed environment for a stipulated period of time to allow the temperature and moisture content of the material to reach an equilibrium. For many physical stress and strength tests, a material must be conditioned prior to the test to minimize potential internal strains. In the U.S., standard atmospheric conditions for most tests are considered to be 50% RH and 73 degrees Fahrenheit.

## Synonyms and Related Terms

"Konditionierung (Deut.); acclimatization; seasoning; conditioned; acclimatize; acclimatise "

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