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 provisionally
I have called it provisionally Chironomus oceanicus, or Ocean gnat.Our Common Insects|Alpheus Spring Packard
A president, a general secretary, and an international committee were provisionally appointed.The Unity of Civilization|Various
The subgentes seem to be composed of a number of groups of a still lower order, which are provisionally termed "sections."Omaha sociology (1884 N 03 / 1881-1882 (pages 205-370))|James Owen Dorsey
I place it provisionally in the genus Lerema, though it undoubtedly does not belong here, and probably may represent a new genus.The Butterfly Book|William Jacob Holland
The relations between two States must often be termed a latent war, which is provisionally being waged in peaceful rivalry.Gems (?) of German Thought|Various
less commonly provisionary (prəˈvɪʒənərɪ)
"as a temporary arrangement for the present," c.1600, from provision (n.) + -al (1), or else from Middle French provisionnal (15c.), from Old French provision. The notion is of something that will "provide for present needs." Related: Provisionally.