as conditioned by one's past

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In a dictionary, it says:

缘分
yuán fèn
① lot or luck by which people are brought together
② (Budd.) destiny (luck) as conditioned by one's past
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Why not it say 'as being conditioned...'?
Is it a ellipsis?
Both 'as conditioned' and 'as being conditioned' are acceptable here ?
 

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I think it means 'as it is conditioned', where 'it is' can be omitted.
 

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As it had been promised.

I think you should have posted a link to the dictionary mentioned in post #1.
Is it 林語堂《當代漢英詞典》?
 

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as conditioned by the culture

On the Dictionary.com, it says:

person
noun
Sociology. an individual human being, especially with reference to his or her social relationships and behavioral patterns as conditioned by the culture.
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If I say:
1. '...as are conditioned by the culture.'
2. '...as they are conditioned by the culture.'
are both acceptable?

I don't know this construction much. :-?
Could you please tell me how to use it?
 

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Re: as conditioned by the culture

Since they cover very similar phrases, I have merged these two threads.
 

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Re: as conditioned by the culture

On the Dictionary.com, it says:

person
noun
Sociology. an individual human being, especially with reference to his or her social relationships and behavioral patterns as conditioned by the culture.
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If I say:
1. '...as are conditioned by the culture.'
2. '...as they are conditioned by the culture.'
are both acceptable?

I don't know this construction much. :-?
Could you please tell me how to use it?

In the Practical English grammar 3rd 177.11, it says:

Subject pronouns with forms of "be" can be left out after certain conjunctions, especially in a formal style.

Start when ready. (= ... when you are ready.)
Phone me if (it is) necessary.
I'm enclosing my cheque for £50, as agreed.
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Is it for my question?
 

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Re: as conditioned by the culture

1. '...as are conditioned by the culture.'
2. '...as they are conditioned by the culture.'
are both acceptable?
I think 2 is acceptable.

Is it for my question?
I think it is an explanation applicable to your question.
 
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