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On the condition; if: will pay the bonus provided the job is completed on time.
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(prəˈvaɪ dɪd)

usage: The conjunctions provided and providing are interchangeable. Both mean “on the condition or understanding that,” with that sometimes expressed: Provided (or Providing) (that) sales remain steady all summer, the business will show a profit by September.
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conjunction (often with that) if, given, subject to, in case, in the event, on condition, on the assumption, with the understanding, with the proviso, contingent upon, as long as, if and only if, upon these terms They are willing to help, provided that he has a specific plan.
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jestližepokuds podmínkou
aî òví tilskyldu
...(이라는) 조건으로
pod podmienkou
eğer-mesi şartıylayeter ki
với điều kiện


[prəˈvaɪdɪd] CONJ provided (that)con tal (de) que, a condición de que
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[prəˈvaɪdɪd] conj
provided (that) ... → à condition que ... + subj
He'll play in the next match provided he's fit → Il jouera dans le prochain match, à condition qu'il soit en forme.
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provided (that)

conjvorausgesetzt(, dass), gesetzt den Fall(, dass)
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[prəˈvaɪdɪd] conj provided (that)sempre che + sub, a patto che + sub, purché +sub, a condizione che +sub
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(prəˈvaid) verb
1. to give or supply. He provided the wine for the meal; He provided them with a bed for the night.
2. (with for) to have enough money to supply what is necessary. He is unable to provide for his family.
proˈvided, proˈviding
conjuction if; on condition (that). We can buy it provided/providing (that) we have enough money.
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بِشَرْط أَنْ jestliže forudsat vorausgesetzt εφόσον siempre y cuando edellyttäen à condition que ako purché もし・・・とすれば ...(이라는) 조건으로 mits forutsatt at pod warunkiem że contanto que при условии förutsatt ถ้า yeter ki với điều kiện 倘若
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He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
"On the upper part of this tank is a platinum tube provided with a stopcock.
"These two pipes are provided at intervals with strong jointings of india-rubber, which enable them to move in harmony with the oscillations of the balloon.
To prevent, therefore, giving offence to their customers by any such disappointment, it hath been usual with the honest and well-meaning host to provide a bill of fare which all persons may peruse at their first entrance into the house; and having thence acquainted themselves with the entertainment which they may expect, may either stay and regale with what is provided for them, or may depart to some other ordinary better accommodated to their taste.
This inquiry will naturally divide itself into three branches -- the objects to be provided for by the federal government, the quantity of power necessary to the accomplishment of those objects, the persons upon whom that power ought to operate.
The attempt has awakened fully the public attention to that important subject; and has led to investigations which must terminate in a thorough and universal conviction, not only that the constitution has provided the most effectual guards against danger from that quarter, but that nothing short of a Constitution fully adequate to the national defense and the preservation of the Union, can save America from as many standing armies as it may be split into States or Confederacies, and from such a progressive augmentation, of these establishments in each, as will render them as burdensome to the properties and ominous to the liberties of the people, as any establishment that can become necessary, under a united and efficient government, must be tolerable to the former and safe to the latter.
"Let him be conquered, exiled, proscribed, provided he still lives.
Branca had provided for the more pressing necessities by pledging the credit of the house, so far as he
The postmaster was compelled to acknowledge that there could be no objection, provided nothing but a necessary line was added to the address, provided nobody touched the letter but himself, and provided the precious time of the post-office was not suffered to run to waste.
The steamer will be provided with every necessary comfort, including library and musical instruments.
He provided himself with a buckler, which he begged as a loan from a friend, and, restoring his battered helmet as best he could, he warned his squire Sancho of the day and hour he meant to set out, that he might provide himself with what he thought most needful.
Here, the company holds mills and farms; and has provided for some of its superannuated officers and servants.