Definitions for provisional

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word provisional

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"


  1. provisional(Noun)

    a postage stamp issued locally before an official issue is released.

  2. provisional(Adjective)


  3. Provisional(Noun)

    a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army

Webster Dictionary

  1. Provisional(adj)

    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

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. provisionnel.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of provisional in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of provisional in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lambert Nigarura:

    My client gained a provisional release under the decision of the appeal court.

  2. Julius Ngouade Baba:

    We are able to give the provisional results from the countryside (outside Bangui) on Sunday or Monday.

  3. Assad Volcy:

    When Martelly leaves on Feb. 7 we want a provisional government to evaluate the electoral process and complete it.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    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.

  5. State John Kerry:

    And I believe that in the conversation that we had, we have reached a provisional agreement in principle on the terms of a cessation of hostilities that could begin in the coming days.

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