Definitions for Provisionprəˈvɪʒ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•vi•sionprəˈvɪʒ ən(n.)

  1. the act of providing or supplying.

  2. something provided or supplied.

  3. an arrangement or preparation made beforehand, as to meet needs.

  4. a clause in a law, legal instrument, etc., providing for something; stipulation; proviso.

  5. provisions, supplies of food.

  6. an appointment to an ecclesiastical office.

    Category: Religion

  7. (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

pro•vi′sion•less(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. provision, proviso(noun)

    a stipulated condition

    "he accepted subject to one provision"

  2. provision, supply, supplying(noun)

    the activity of supplying or providing something

  3. 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"

  4. provision(verb)

    a store or supply of something (especially of food or clothing or arms)

  5. provision, purvey(verb)

    supply with provisions

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. provision(noun)əˈvɪʒ ən

    the act of providing sth

    the provision of medical supplies to troops

  2. provisionəˈvɪʒ ən

    sth that is made possible by an agreement or law

    a provision in the contract that makes the tenant responsible for repairs

  3. provisionəˈvɪʒ ən

    food and other supplies taken on a trip

    The climbers took water and other provisions.

Wiktionary

  1. provision(Noun)

    An item of goods or supplies obtained for future use.

  2. provision(Noun)

    Money set aside for a future event.

  3. provision(Noun)

    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.

  4. provision(Noun)

    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.

  5. provision(Verb)

    To supply with provisions.

  6. Origin: From provision.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Provision(noun)

    the act of providing, or making previous preparation

  2. Provision(noun)

    that which is provided or prepared; that which is brought together or arranged in advance; measures taken beforehand; preparation

  3. Provision(noun)

    especially, a stock of food; any kind of eatables collected or stored; -- often in the plural

  4. Provision(noun)

    that which is stipulated in advance; a condition; a previous agreement; a proviso; as, the provisions of a contract; the statute has many provisions

  5. Provision(noun)

    a canonical term for regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation

  6. Provision(noun)

    a nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation

  7. Provision(verb)

    to supply with food; to victual; as, to provision a garrison

Freebase

  1. Provision

    Provision is the third album by the British new wave pop group Scritti Politti, release in June 1988. The album was the band's second top ten hit in the UK, reaching #8, and was certified Gold by the BPI for 100,000 copies shipped. The track "Oh Patti" features Miles Davis on trumpet, whose 1986 album Tutu included a cover of Scritti Politti's "Perfect Way" from Cupid & Psyche 85. The track "Boom! There She Was" features Roger Troutman on talk-box vocals. The track "Best Thing Ever" was previously released on the soundtrack of the 1987 film Who's That Girl.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Provision' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1177

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Provision' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1309

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Provision' in Nouns Frequency: #335


Translations for Provision

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

provision(noun)

the act of providing

The government are responsible for the provision of education for all children.

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