provisionary

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj provisionary under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon "probationary employees","a provisional government","just a tentative schedule"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Provisionary Provisional.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • provisionary Provident; making provision for the occasion.
    • provisionary Containing a provision; giving details of provisions.
    • provisionary Provisional; provided for the occasion; not permanent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Provisionary provided for the occasion: temporary: containing a provision
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.,—provisus, pa.p. of providēre.

Usage

In literature:

It was on the third of August that the commissioners, deputies of the Provisionary Government, were brought before the king at Rambouillet.
"Royal Palaces and Parks of France" by Milburg Francisco Mansfield
Snow, holding in one hand a provisionary vial.
"The Wayfarers" by Mary Stewart Cutting
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