V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. under terms that have not been finalized; 2. for the time-being only

Synonyms: conditional, contingent, interim, temporary, tentative, transitional

Antonyms: permanent, conclusive, concrete

Tips: When something is provisional, it provides a temporary solution until a more permanent one can be established.

Usage Examples:

After days of negotiations, the union finally reached a provisional agreement with management. (conditional, tentative)

Even though it was a provisional contract, she was still happy to be hired by the school district. (temporary, transitional)

When he arrived for the conference he was provided with a provisional meeting agenda. (tentative)

Until we can establish a permanent solution, we should decide on some provisional guidelines for next year's budget. (interim, temporary)

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