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provision definition

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This page has 13 definitions of provision with English translations in 4 languages. Provision is a noun and verb. Examples of how to use provision in a sentence are shown. Also define these 26 related words and terms: good, supplies, accounting, contra, law, clause, providing, condition, stipulation, Roman Catholicism, induction, benefice, nomination, collation, installation, pope, vacant, patron, presentation, computing, user, account, resource, system, provisio, and provisioun.

See also: Provision and provisión

English provision definition

Etymology

From Middle English provisioun, from Old French provisïon, from Latin prōvīsiō (preparation, foresight), from prōvidēre (provide).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɹəˈvɪʒ.ən/
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  • Hyphenation: pro‧vi‧sion

Noun

provision (countable and uncountable, plural provisions)

  1. An item of goods or supplies, especially food, obtained for future use.
    • Supplies definition
      Third-person singular simple present indicative form of supply
  2. The act of providing, or making previous preparation.
  3. Money set aside for a future event.
  4. (accounting) A liability or contra account to recognise likely future adverse events associated with current transactions.
    We increased our provision for bad debts on credit sales going into the recession.
  5. (law) A clause in a legal instrument, a law, etc., providing for a particular matter; stipulation; proviso.
    Synonyms: condition, stipulation
    An arrest shall be made in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
    • Clause definition
      A verb, its necessary grammatical arguments, and any adjuncts affecting them. (1 of 3 clause definitions)
    • Stipulation definition
      The act of stipulating; a contracting or bargaining; an agreement. (1 of 4 stipulation definitions)
  6. (Roman Catholicism) Regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation.
  7. (Britain, historical) A nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation.

Translations

Verb

provision (third-person singular simple present provisions, present participle provisioning, simple past and past participle provisioned)

  1. (transitive) To supply with provisions.
    to provision an army
  2. (transitive, computing) To supply (a user) with an account, resources, etc. so that they can use a system.

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Finnish provision definition

Noun

provision

  1. Genitive singular form of provisio.
    • Provisio definition
      commission (fee charged by an agent or broker for carrying out a transaction)

French provision definition

Etymology

From Latin prōvīsiō (preparation, foresight), from prōvidēre (provide).

Pronunciation

Noun

provision f (plural provisions)

  1. provision

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Louisiana Creole French provision definition

Etymology

From French provision (provision).

Noun

provision

  1. provision

Middle English provision definition

Noun

provision

  1. Alternative form of provisioun
    • Provisioun definition
      preparations, a readying; something which is set up or given for use. (1 of 7 provisioun definitions)