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Provisional definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PROVI'SIONAL, a. Provided for present need or for the occasion; temporarily established; temporary; as a provisional government or regulation; a provisional treaty.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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1: under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon; "probationary employees"; "a provisional government"; "just a tentative schedule" [syn: probationary, provisional, provisionary, tentative]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Date: 1601 serving for the time being ; temporary <a provisional government> provisionally adverb II. noun Date: 1886 a postage stamp for use until a regular issue appears compare definitive

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. 1 providing for immediate needs only; temporary. 2 (Provisional) designating the unofficial wing of the IRA established in 1970, advocating terrorism. --n. (Provisional) a member of the Provisional wing of the IRA. Derivatives: provisionality n. provisionally adv. provisionalness n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Provisional Pro*vi"sion*al, a. [Cf. F. provisionnel.] Of the nature of a provision; serving as a provision for the time being; -- used of partial or temporary arrangements; as, a provisional government; a provisional treaty.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

You use provisional to describe something that has been arranged or appointed for the present, but may be changed in the future. ...the possibility of setting up a provisional coalition government... It was announced that the times were provisional and subject to confirmation. ADJ provisionally The seven republics had provisionally agreed to the new relationship on November 14th. ADV: ADV with v

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Temporary, provisory.

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