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Definitions for tentative
ˈtɛn tə tɪvten·ta·tive
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probationary, provisional, provisionary, tentativeadjective
under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon
"probationary employees"; "a provisional government"; "just a tentative schedule"
unsettled in mind or opinion
"drew a few tentative conclusions"
A trial; an experiment.
Of or pertaining to a trial or trials; essaying; experimental.
Uncertain; subject to future change.
Etymology: From tentatif, from tentativus, from tento, past participle tentatus; see tent, tempt.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: tentative, effort, Fr. tento, Latin.
of or pertaining to a trial or trials; essaying; experimental
an essay; a trial; an experiment
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ten′ta-tiv, adj. trying: experimental.—n. any attempt, conjecture.—adv. Ten′tatively. [Fr.,—Late L.,—L. tentāre, to try—tendĕre, to stretch.]
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The numerical value of tentative in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of tentative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of tentative in a Sentence
Consultancy Capital Economics:
For now, the latest figures don't appear to undermine the recent tentative signs that the spread of the virus may be slowing.
Canadian Labor Minister Kellie Leitch:
I'm delighted to say that Unifor and Canadian National Railway have been able to come to a tentative agreement, cN will be running at full capacity tonight and tomorrow.
Our UAW John Deere national bargaining team went back to our local members after the previous tentative agreement and canvassed the concerns and priorities of membership.
The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion-these are the most valuable coins of the thinker at work. But in most schools guessing is heavily penalized and is associated somehow with laziness.
The tentative agreements deliver on all of these — and more.
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- provizorní, nejistý, zkušební, pokusný, předběžnýCzech
- experimentell, provisorisch, vorläufig, VersuchGerman
- tentativo, provisorio, experimental, preliminar, provisional, indeciso, tanteoSpanish
- kõhklev, ebalev, katseline, esialgneEstonian
- kokeellinen, epäröivä, alustava, epävarmaFinnish
- tentatif, provisoireFrench
- जांच काHindi
- tentativ, forsøksvis, foreløpigNorwegian
- опытный, предварительный, предположительный, экспериментальный, временный, ориентировочный, предполагаемый, пробныйRussian
- försöks-, preliminärSwedish
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