provisional
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /pɹəˈvɪʒənəl/

Adjective

provisional (not comparable)

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

provisional (plural provisionals)

  1. (philately) A postage stamp issued locally before an official issue is released.
    Synonyms: 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.

Provisional
Noun

provisional (plural provisionals) (abbreviated as Provo)

  1. a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army



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