provisional

See also: Provisional

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French provisionnal (compare French provisionnel).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɹəˈvɪʒənəl/

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provisional (not comparable)

  1. Temporary, but with the intention of eventually becoming permanent or being replaced by a permanent equivalent.

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NounEdit

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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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From provisió +‎ -al.

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provisional (masculine and feminine plural provisionals)

  1. provisional
    Synonym: provisori

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From provisión +‎ -al.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɾobisjoˈnal/, [pɾo.β̞i.sjoˈnal]

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provisional (plural provisionales)

  1. provisional
    Synonym: provisorio
  2. makeshift

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