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provisional

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adjective pro·vi·sion·al \prə-ˈvizh-nəl, -ˈvi-zhə-nəl\

Simple Definition of provisional

  • : existing or accepted for the present time but likely to be changed

Full Definition of provisional

  1. :  serving for the time being :  temporary <a provisional government>

pro·vi·sion·al·ly adverb

Examples of provisional

  1. The government has given provisional approval for the use of the new drug.

  2. <will form a provisional government until a new leader can be elected>



1601

First Known Use of provisional

1601


2

provisional

noun pro·vi·sion·al

Definition of provisional

  1. :  a postage stamp for use until a regular issue appears — compare definitive



1886

First Known Use of provisional

1886




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