adjective Also pro·vi·sion·ar·y [pruh-vizh-uh-ner-ee] /prəˈvɪʒ əˌnɛr i/ (for defs 1, 2).
Origin of provisional
Related Words for provisionalconditional, interim, temporary, transitional, dependent, ephemeral, experimental, limited, makeshift, passing, qualified, rough-and-ready, stopgap, test, transient, provisory, provisionary
Examples from the Web for provisional
Contemporary Examples of provisional
The spirit of the novel is one of doubt and questioning; its knowledge is provisional and its perspectives multiple.The Birth of the Novel
November 27, 2014
Most radical was the 1856 Provisional Constitution drafted by northern abolitionists, including John Brown.One U.S. Constitution Just Wasn’t Enough
July 4, 2014
Some students waited in line for seven hours to get provisional ballots.Was 2012 the Worst Year Ever for Voting Rights?
August 22, 2013
It is better to at least guarantee the Palestinians a state even if its borders are provisional.Preparing for Plan B
July 22, 2013
There should be no provisional status until we have locked down our borders and implemented E-Verify in a satisfactory manner.On Immigration, Praise for the Tea Party
May 8, 2013
Historical Examples of provisional
Moreover, we all knew that the present was only a provisional arrangement.Freeland
The retreat was effected; but it was only a provisional retreat.
Not one of the gentlemen of the Provisional Commission put in an appearance.The Fortune of the Rougons
When she hears that you're Provisional Governor of this planet, she'll even believe it.Divinity
The reading of the name as Ramman (or Rammanu) is provisional.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria