Definitions for tentativeˈtɛn tə tɪv

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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"

  2. doubtful, tentative(adj)

    unsettled in mind or opinion

    "drew a few tentative conclusions"


  1. tentative(Noun)

    A trial; an experiment.

  2. tentative(Adjective)

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

  3. tentative(Adjective)

    Uncertain; subject to future change.

  4. Origin: From tentatif, from tentativus, from tento, past participle tentatus; see tent, tempt.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tentative(adj)

    of or pertaining to a trial or trials; essaying; experimental

  2. Tentative(noun)

    an essay; a trial; an experiment

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مؤقتArabic
  • předběžný, pokusný, zkušební, nejistý, provizorníCzech
  • Versuch, experimentell, vorläufig, provisorischGerman
  • tentativo, experimental, tanteo, preliminar, provisional, provisorio, indecisoSpanish
  • esialgne, katseline, ebalev, kõhklevEstonian
  • alustava, kokeellinen, epävarma, epäröiväFinnish
  • provisoire, tentatifFrench
  • forsøksvis, tentativ, foreløpigNorwegian
  • пробный, опытный, предполагаемый, ориентировочный, временный, экспериментальный, предположительный, предварительныйRussian
  • preliminär, försöks-Swedish

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