Definitions for Provisionprəˈvɪʒ ən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act of providing or supplying.
something provided or supplied.
an arrangement or preparation made beforehand, as to meet needs.
a clause in a law, legal instrument, etc., providing for something; stipulation; proviso.
provisions, supplies of food.
an appointment to an ecclesiastical office.
(v.t.)to supply with provisions.
Origin of provision:
1300–50; ME < L prōvīsiō a foreseeing =prōvīd-, var. s. of prōvidēre to provide+-tiō -tion
a stipulated condition
"he accepted subject to one provision"
provision, supply, supplying(noun)
the activity of supplying or providing something
planning, preparation, provision(noun)
the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening
"his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"
a store or supply of something (especially of food or clothing or arms)
supply with provisions
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the act of providing sth
the provision of medical supplies to troops
sth that is made possible by an agreement or law
a provision in the contract that makes the tenant responsible for repairs
food and other supplies taken on a trip
The climbers took water and other provisions.
An item of goods or supplies obtained for future use.
Money set aside for a future event.
A liability or contra account to recognise likely future adverse events associated with current transactions.
We increased our provision for bad debts on credit sales going into the recession.
A clause in a legal instrument, a law, etc., providing for a particular matter; stipulation; proviso.
An arrest shall be made in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
To supply with provisions.
Origin: From provision.
the act of providing, or making previous preparation
that which is provided or prepared; that which is brought together or arranged in advance; measures taken beforehand; preparation
especially, a stock of food; any kind of eatables collected or stored; -- often in the plural
that which is stipulated in advance; a condition; a previous agreement; a proviso; as, the provisions of a contract; the statute has many provisions
a canonical term for regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation
a nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation
to supply with food; to victual; as, to provision a garrison
Translations for Provision
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of providing
The government are responsible for the provision of education for all children.
- provisãoPortuguese (BR)
- die VersorgungGerman
- provisión, abastecimiento; facilitaciónSpanish
- fait d'asssurerFrench
- סִיפוּק מְלָאיHebrew
- gondoskodás; ellátásHungarian
- il provvedereItalian
- ap(si)rūpinimas, tiekimasLithuanian
- apgādāšana; nodrošināšanaLatvian
- forsyning; omsorg, underholdNorwegian
- zapewnienie, dostarczeniePolish
- ombesörjande, tillhandahållandeSwedish
- sağlama, temin etmeTurkish
- 提供Chinese (Trad.)
- постачання; забезпеченняUkrainian
- sự cung cấpVietnamese
- 提供Chinese (Simp.)
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