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.
People being on provisional release doesn’t change our stance that they should go home.
We are able to give the provisional results from the countryside (outside Bangui) on Sunday or Monday.
When Martelly leaves on Feb. 7 we want a provisional government to evaluate the electoral process and complete it.
Strong fluctuations are therefore to be expected, and only provisional conclusions are possible as regards the annual result.
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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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