provisional

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From Middle French provisionnal (compare French provisionnel).

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  • IPA(key): /pɹəˈvɪʒənəl/
  • (file)

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provisional (not comparable)

  1. Temporary, but with the intention of eventually becoming permanent or being replaced by a permanent equivalent.
    Marsden and Jones were named in the provisional squad for the European Championships, to be confirmed before the 30 June deadline.
    The provisional date for the wedding is April 2, but it is subject to confirmation at the church.

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provisional (plural provisionals)

  1. (philately) A postage stamp issued locally before an official issue is released.
    Synonym: provisory
  2. (dentistry) An interim denture.
    • 2015, Stuart J. Froum, Dental Implant Complications (page 518)
      If this was not possible, then alternatives including provisionalizing with a complete denture or a tooth-supported fixed provisional and a staged treatment protocol should have been considered.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From provisió +‎ -al.

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provisional (masculine and feminine plural provisionals)

  1. provisional
    Synonym: provisori

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From provisión +‎ -al.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɾobisjoˈnal/ [pɾo.β̞i.sjoˈnal]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Hyphenation: pro‧vi‧sio‧nal

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provisional (plural provisionales)

  1. provisional
    Synonym: provisorio
  2. makeshift

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