probationary, provisional, provisionary, tentative(adj)
under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon
"probationary employees"; "a provisional government"; "just a tentative schedule"
a postage stamp issued locally before an official issue is released.
a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army
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
Origin: [Cf. F. provisionnel.]
The numerical value of provisional in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of provisional in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
My client gained a provisional release under the decision of the appeal court.
You come out from the shadows. You receive a provisional work permit. You pay taxes. You don't receive federal government assistance. You learn English ...You work.
You tell me if this is amnesty, you come out from the shadows. You receive a provisional work permit. You pay taxes. You don't receive federal government assistance. You learn English ...You work.
Davutoglu is expected to appoint AKP sympathizers from outside the parliament to these posts, which is likely to increase tensions within the legislature. The AKP, as a result, will dominate the provisional government.
In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
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- provisionalCatalan, Valencian
- prozatímní, provizorníCzech
- provisorie, provisoriskDanish
- provisoire, temporaireFrench
- provvisionale, provvisorio, provvisoriaItalian
- provisoreschLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- provisório, provisóriaPortuguese
- прѝвремен, prȍvizōran, провизоран, prìvremenSerbo-Croatian
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