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pro·vi·sion·al

 (prə-vĭzh′ə-nəl)
adj.
1. Provided or serving only for the time being. See Synonyms at temporary.
2. Provisional Of or relating to any of the extremist factions of the Irish Republican Army established in 1970.
n.
1. A person hired temporarily for a job, typically before having taken an examination qualifying the person for permanent employment: fire department provisionals.
2. A temporary stamp that is used before the official issue is released.
3. Provisional A member of a Provisional faction of the Irish Republican Army.

pro·vi′sion·al·ly adv.

provisional

(prəˈvɪʒənəl) or less commonly

provisionary

adj
subject to later alteration; temporary or conditional: a provisional decision.
n
(Philately) a postage stamp surcharged during an emergency to alter the stamp's denomination or significance until a new or regular issue is printed
proˈvisionally adv

Provisional

(prəˈvɪʒənəl)
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, designating, or relating to the unofficial factions of the IRA and Sinn Féin that became increasingly dominant following a split in 1969. The Provisional movement remained committed to a policy of terrorism until its ceasefires of the mid-1990s
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Also called: Provo a member of the Provisional IRA or Sinn Féin

pro•vi•sion•al

(prəˈvɪʒ ə nl)

adj.
1. serving for the time being only; temporary: a provisional government.
2. accepted or adopted tentatively; conditional.
3. (usu. cap.) of or being the wing of the Irish Republican Army that follows a policy of terrorism and violence.
n.
4. a postage stamp issued for temporary use, as by a local post office prior to regular government issues.
5. a provisional member of a group.
6. (usu. cap.) a member of the Provisional wing of the Irish Republican Army.
Also, pro•vi′sion•ar`y (-ˈvɪʒ əˌnɛr i) (for defs. 1,2).
[1595–1605]
pro•vi′sion•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.provisional - under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon; "probationary employees"; "a provisional government"; "just a tentative schedule"
conditional - imposing or depending on or containing a condition; "conditional acceptance of the terms"; "lent conditional support"; "the conditional sale will not be complete until the full purchase price is paid"

provisional

adjective
1. temporary, interim, transitional, stopgap, pro tem the possibility of setting up a provisional coalition government
temporary permanent
2. conditional, limited, qualified, contingent, tentative, provisory The times stated are provisional and subject to confirmation.
conditional fixed, definite

provisional

adjective
1. Intended, used, or present for a limited time:
2. Temporarily assuming the duties of another:
3. Depending on or containing a condition or conditions:
Translations
مُؤَقَتوَقْتي، مُؤَقَّت
provizorníprozatímní
midlertidig
väliaikainen
privremenprovizoran
bráîabirgîa-
暫定的な
잠정적인
provisorisk
ชั่วคราว
geçicigeçiçi
tạm thời

provisional

[prəˈvɪʒənl]
A. ADJprovisional, provisorio (LAm)
B. N Provisional (Pol) (in Ireland) → Provisional mf (miembro de la tendencia activista del IRA)
the Provisionals = the Provisional IRA
C. CPD provisional driving licence N (Brit) → permiso m de conducción provisional (Sp), licencia f provisional (esp LAm) DRIVING LICENCE/DRIVER'S LICENSE the Provisional IRA Nel IRA provisional

provisional

[prəˈvɪʒənəl] adj
[government] → provisoire
[timings, arrangements, agreement] → provisoire
provisional booking → préréservation fprovisional driving licence provisional licence n (British)permis m de conduire provisoire (obligatoire pour l'apprenti conducteur)Provisional IRA n
the Provisional IRA → l'IRA f provisoire

provisional

adjprovisorisch; measures, solution also, offer, acceptance, decision, legislationvorläufig; provisional driving licence (Brit) → vorläufige Fahrerlaubnis für Fahrschüler; to be in provisional 4th place (Sport etc) → vorläufig auf dem vierten Platz liegen; the provisional IRAdie provisorische irisch-republikanische Armee
n (Ir Pol) the Provisionals Mitglieder der provisorischen irisch-republikanischen Armee

Provisional

adj & n (Irish Pol) → provisional m inv (membro dell'ala estremista dell'IRA)

provisional

[prəˈvɪʒənl] adjprovvisorio/a

provision

(prəˈviʒən) noun
1. the act of providing. The government are responsible for the provision of education for all children.
2. an agreed arrangement.
3. a rule or condition.
verb
to supply (especially an army) with food.
proˈvisional adjective
temporary; appointed, arranged etc only for the present time. a provisional government.
proˈvisionally adverb
proˈvisions noun plural
(a supply of) food. The campers got their provisions at the village shop.
make provision for
to provide what is necessary for. You should make provision for your old age.

provisional

مُؤَقَت provizorní midlertidig vorläufig προσωρινός provisional väliaikainen provisoire privremen provvisorio 暫定的な 잠정적인 voorlopig provisorisk prowizoryczny provisório предварительный provisorisk ชั่วคราว geçici tạm thời 临时的

provisional

a. provisional, interino;
adv. provisionalmente, por lo pronto.
References in classic literature ?
Petersburg, to negotiate in his name as president of the American Fur Company, had, under sanction of the Russian government, made a provisional agreement with the Russian company.
The Englishmen were escorted to a provisional post established on the bank of the river, where they found the most assiduous attention, and every thing to supply their wants.
But meanwhile he had to go on living, and, until he formed a theory of conduct, he made himself a provisional rule.
Flat, offering nothing but a tiny bay for the convenience of embarkation, and under the protection of the governor, who went shares with them, smugglers made use of it as a provisional
Such newspapers and documents and histories as survive from this period all tell one universal story of towns and cities with the food supply interrupted and their streets congested with starving unemployed; of crises in administration and states of siege, of provisional Governments and Councils of Defence, and, in the cases of India and Egypt, insurrectionary committees taking charge of the re-arming of the population, of the making of batteries and gun-pits, of the vehement manufacture of airships and flying-machines.
I suppose it was that in courtship everything is regarded as provisional and preliminary, and the smallest sample of virtue or accomplishment is taken to guarantee delightful stores which the broad leisure of marriage will reveal.
Barely with two years' sea experience before the mast, he was taken from the forecastle and made a provisional second mate.
Fancied's the very word to use in this connection," I observed, remembering the subtly provisional character of Marlow's long sojourn amongst us.
She would deceive you, under any circumstances, as little as might be; but she had a trick of answering in this provisional form.
Platini, who wants to run for the FIFA presidency, had his first attempt to overturn the provisional ban rejected by FIFA's appeal committee.
Her comments come after PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton suggested the murder of Kevin McGuigan in Belfast bore evidence of Provisional IRA handling.
According to lawmakers, under the state constitution provisional orders can only be invoked by the governor and that the commissioner's decision is therefore unlawful.

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