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Definition of Provisional

Provisional

  1. 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.

Provisional Quotations

In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
Stephen Jay Gould

I must stress here the point that I appreciate clarity, order, meaning, structure, rationality: they are necessary to whatever provisional stability we have, and they can be the agents of gradual and successful change.
A. R. Ammons

In this context, social consensus, and institutions that embody this consensus, must be made effective in order for democratization not to be abused as a provisional instrument to establish an anti-democratic regime.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

I grew up in the theater. I began my career at 3. That was the first time I stepped onto a provisional stage.
Demian Bichir

For me, this world of questions and the provisional, this chase after an answer that was always put off to the next day, all that was euphoric. I lived in the future.
Francois Jacob
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Provisional Translations

provisional in Afrikaans is tydelik
provisional in Dutch is tijdelijk, voorlopig
provisional in French is provisoire
provisional in German is provisorisch
provisional in Spanish is provisional
provisional in Swedish is provisorisk

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