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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"


  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. The Justice Ministry Torisu:

    People being on provisional release doesn’t change our stance that they should go home.

  3. Julius Ngouade Baba:

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

  4. Assad Volcy:

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

  5. The Swiss National Bank:

    Strong fluctuations are therefore to be expected, and only provisional conclusions are possible as regards the annual result.

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