provisional


1pro·vi·sion·al

adjective \prə-ˈvizh-nəl, -ˈvi-zhə-nəl\

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

Full Definition of PROVISIONAL

:  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>

First Known Use of PROVISIONAL

1601

2provisional

noun

Definition of PROVISIONAL

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

First Known Use of PROVISIONAL

1886

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