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n. ~ 1. The process of preparing materials for storage or use by placing them in a special environment; staging. - 2. Paper manufacturing · A process during paper making in which moisture is added or removed to match the environment of print rooms. - 3. Motion pictures · Coating film stock with a lubricant during cleaning.

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Conditioning1 is typically used to describe steps necessary to place materials in cold storage or to make them available for use in the reading room. When materials are conditioned for cold storage, they may have moisture removed to prevent the formation of ice. When removing from cold storage, conditioning ensures that the materials are at a suitable temperature and moisture content to avoid problems of condensation or brittleness.