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Princeton's WordNet

  1. probationary, provisional, provisionary, tentativeadjective

    under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon

    "probationary employees"; "a provisional government"; "just a tentative schedule"

Wiktionary

  1. provisionalnoun

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

  2. provisionaladjective

    temporary

  3. Provisionalnoun

    a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army

Webster Dictionary

  1. Provisionaladjective

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. provisionnel.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of provisional in a Sentence

  1. The AIU:

    The investigation into Ms Naser's three whereabouts failures in 2019 was ongoing at the time of the Doha World Championships and she was not provisionally suspended at that time, following conclusion of the investigation and a fourth whereabouts failure in January 2020, a Notice of Charge was issued and Ms Naser subject to an immediate provisional suspension.

  2. Cody Hall:

    Based on counts released by the Secretary of State's office, Brian Kemp's margin is so large that the number of provisional ballots and overseas ballots will not change his Election Day victory, simply put, it is mathematically impossible for Stacey Abrams to win or force a run-off election.

  3. The Paris-based agency:

    Recent data show that the use of personal cars rose above pre-Covid levels in many locations, with provisional data for the US pointing to very strong gasoline in September and October.

  4. Perfecto Yasay:

    We are not yet engaged in bilateral talks with anyone, but I would like to see how we can pursue certain provisional arrangements so that it would lead to opening of bilateral or multilateral engagements should that be necessary.

  5. Jake Johnston:

    The key for whoever is provisional president is to restore credibility to an electoral system which no longer has the trust of the Haitian people. Less than a quarter of all registered voters participated in October. In order to achieve this, first, there must be an investigation and verification of the October 25 vote.

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