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provision (n.)

late 14c., "a providing beforehand, action of arranging in advance" (originally in reference to ecclesiastical appointments made before the position was vacant), from Old French provision "precaution, care" (early 14c.), from Latin provisionem (nominative provisio) "a foreseeing, foresight, preparation, prevention," noun of action from past participle stem of providere "look ahead" (see provide). Meaning "something provided" is attested from late 15c.; specific sense of "supply of food" is from c. 1600.

provision (v.)

"to supply with provisions," 1787, from provision (n.). Related: Provisioned; provisioning.

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Definitions of provision from WordNet
1
provision (n.)
a stipulated condition;
he accepted subject to one provision
Synonyms: proviso
provision (n.)
the activity of supplying or providing something;
Synonyms: supply / supplying
provision (n.)
the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening;
Synonyms: planning / preparation
provision (n.)
a store or supply of something (especially of food or clothing or arms);
2
provision (v.)
supply with provisions;
Synonyms: purvey
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