adjective Also pro·vi·sion·ar·y [pruh-vizh-uh-ner-ee] /prəˈvɪʒ əˌnɛr i/ (for defs 1, 2).
- proving ground,
- provisional wing of the irish republican army,
Origin of provisional
Examples from the Web for provisional
The spirit of the novel is one of doubt and questioning; its knowledge is provisional and its perspectives multiple.
Most radical was the 1856 Provisional Constitution drafted by northern abolitionists, including John Brown.
Some students waited in line for seven hours to get provisional ballots.
It is better to at least guarantee the Palestinians a state even if its borders are provisional.
There should be no provisional status until we have locked down our borders and implemented E-Verify in a satisfactory manner.
That paper was lost, yet it was known that he had named Francisco de Sa, then commanding in Goa, as his provisional successor.
The territory in some sort controlled by the provisional authorities at Mexico City has grown smaller, not larger.President Wilson's Addresses|Woodrow Wilson
But with Wade and Chang and the others, he set up a provisional system which worked out very well.This Crowded Earth|Robert Bloch
This perhaps we must look upon as only a provisional arrangement.Fragments of Earth Lore|James Geikie
The sitting of the provisional government would have been worth the hand of a great painter.