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providing

[ pruh-vahy-ding ]
/ prəˈvaɪ dɪŋ /
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conjunction
on the condition or understanding (that); provided: He can stay here providing he works.
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Origin of providing

First recorded in 1375–1425, providing is from the late Middle English word provydyng. See provide, -ing2

synonym study for providing

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words often confused with providing

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How to use providing in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for providing

providing

provided

/ (prəˈvaɪdɪŋ) /

conjunction
(subordinating sometimes foll by that) on the condition or understanding (that)I'll play, providing you pay me
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