Definition of Tentative

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

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



2. Adjective. Unsettled in mind or opinion. "Drew a few tentative conclusions"
Exact synonyms: Doubtful
Similar to: Unsettled
Derivative terms: Doubtfulness

Definition of Tentative

1. a. Of or pertaining to a trial or trials; essaying; experimental.

2. n. An essay; a trial; an experiment.

Definition of Tentative

1. Noun. A trial; an experiment. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to a trial or trials; essaying; experimental. ¹

3. Adjective. Uncertain; subject to future change. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tentative

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tentative

tentacula
tentacular
tentaculata
tentaculated
tentaculifera
tentaculiferous
tentaculiform
tentaculite
tentaculites
tentaculocyst
tentaculocysts
tentaculum
tentage
tentages
tentation
tentative (current term)
tentative wound
tentative wounds
tentatively
tentativeness
tentativenesses
tentatives
tented
tenten
tentens
tenter
tentered
tenterhook
tenterhooks
tentering

Literary usage of Tentative

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

1. Materials of Construction by Harry E. Pulver (1922)
"D 62-20 T. tentative Specifications for Workability of Concrete for Concrete Pavements. ... D 68-20 T. tentative General Specifications for Wooden Boxes, ..."

2. Science of Education by Richard Gause Boone (1904)
"CHAPTER IV tentative CHARACTERISTICS OF EDUCATION LITTLE attempt has been, or will be, made to formulate exclusive definitions of education, though this and ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1903)
"The purpose of this paper is to present one or two cases of retroactive amnesia and suggest a tentative explanation; but first a brief discussion of ..."

4. Algebra: An Elementary Text Book for the Higher Classes of Secondary Schools by George Chrystal (1904)
"When factors of the 1st degree with rational integral coefficients are known to exist, it is usually not difficult to find them by a tentative process, ..."

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