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provisional (adj.)

"as a temporary arrangement, provided for present need or occasion," c. 1600, from provision (n.) + -al (1), or else from French provisionnal (15c.), from provision. The notion is of something that will "provide for present needs." Related: Provisionally.

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Definitions of provisional

provisional (adj.)
under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon;
a provisional government
Synonyms: probationary / provisionary / tentative
From wordnet.princeton.edu