provided

conjunction

pro·​vid·​ed prə-ˈvī-dəd How to pronounce provided (audio)
: on condition that : with the understanding : if
Providing vs. Provided: Usage Guide

Although occasionally still disapproved, providing is as well established as a conjunction as provided is. Provided is more common.

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, past participle of providen to provide

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of provided was in the 15th century

Dictionary Entries Near provided

Cite this Entry

“Provided.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/provided. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

provided

conjunction
pro·​vid·​ed
prə-ˈvīd-əd
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