Definition of Provisional

1. Adjective. Under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon. "Just a tentative schedule"

Exact synonyms: Probationary, Provisionary, Tentative
Similar to: Conditional
Derivative terms: Probation, Probation, Provision



Definition of Provisional

1. a. 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.

Definition of Provisional

1. Noun. a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army ¹

2. Adjective. temporary ¹

3. Noun. (philately) a postage stamp issued locally before an official issue is released. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Provisional

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Provisional

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provinciating
provine
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proving
proving ground
provings
provining
proviolence
proviolent
proviral
provirus
proviruses
provision
provisional (current term)
provisional job
provisionality
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provisionary
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provisioner
provisioners
provisioning
provisions
proviso
proviso quod
provisoes
provisor

Literary usage of Provisional

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Parliamentary Debatesby Great Britain Parliament by Great Britain Parliament (1902)
"Local Government provisional Orders (Housing of Working Classes). 28. ... Paisley Gas provisional Order visional Order (Housing of Working Classes) (No. 2). ..."

2. The Parliamentary Debates by Great Britain Parliament (1905)
"Electric Lighting provisional Orders (No. 6) Bill ; Electric Lighting provisional ... To confirm certain provisional Orders of the Local Government Board ..."

3. The Parliamentary Debates by Great Britain Parliament (1905)
"A Rill to confirm a provisional Order relating to Paisley District Tramways. Was presented by the Marquess of Linlithgow (pursuant to the Private ..."

4. The Parliamentary Debates by Great Britain Parliament (1908)
"To confirm a provisional Order of the Local Government Board relating to the ... To confirm certain provisional Orders of the Local Government 1 Board ..."

5. Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States: Advising by United States Attorney-General (1869)
"provisional GOVERNMENT IN MISSISSIPPI. The military authorities of tho United States in the State of Mississippi, during the existence of the provisional ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Francis Vesey, Great Britain Court of Chancery (1827)
"Assignees had not been chosen, but a provisional assignment was executed to the messenger. The petition, supported by affidavits, as to the state of the ..."

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