Definition of 'provisional'
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Example sentences containing 'provisional'
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A woman of her word, Florence took me to the local Post office in the morning and bought me a provisional driving licence. TIME OF THE WOLF (1977)I have here provisional plans for airports, plus full-scale ones for the future, all diligently prepared by Major-" SEIZE THE RECKLESS WIND (1977)Back at the office I've got plans, elevations, provisional costings, everything. FINAL RESORT (1977)
Rosa and Marco," said Antonio, "I give my provisional consent to your marriage. THE MAGICIANS OF CAPRONA (1977)
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Translations for 'provisional'
British English: provisional /prəˈvɪʒənl/ ADJECTIVE
You use provisional to describe something that has been arranged or appointed for the present, but may be changed soon.
A provisional date for the meeting has been set for June the 15th.
- American English: provisional
- Arabic: مُؤَقَت
- Brazilian Portuguese: provisório
- Chinese: 临时的
- Croatian: privremen
- Czech: provizorní
- Danish: midlertidig
- Dutch: voorlopig
- European Spanish: provisional
- Finnish: väliaikainen
- French: provisoire
- German: vorläufig
- Greek: προσωρινός
- Italian: provvisorio
- Japanese: 暫定的な
- Korean: 잠정적인
- Norwegian: provisorisk
- Polish: prowizoryczny
- European Portuguese: provisório
- Romanian: provizoriu
- Russian: предварительный
- Spanish: provisional
- Swedish: provisorisk
- Thai: ชั่วคราว
- Turkish: geçici bir süreliğine
- Ukrainian: попередній
- Vietnamese: tạm thời
Definition of provisional from the Collins English Dictionary
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