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provisional

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprovisionalpro‧vi‧sion‧al /prəˈvɪʒənəl/ ●○○ adjective formal 🔊 🔊 TEMPORARYlikely or able to be changed in the future 🔊 a provisional government 🔊 We accept provisional bookings by phone.provisionally adverb 🔊 The meeting has been provisionally arranged for the end of May.
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provisionalIn international politics nothing endures like the provisional and nothing takes as long as the imminent.The objector is forgetting its point; it is both provisional and one to be argued over.In the year ending March 1991 provisional estimates are 204 thousand such births or 28.7% of total births.A provisional executive committee had been set up under the chairmanship of Franiszek Kaminski.The group, which set up its own provisional government in December, hopes to hold a constitutional convention within two years.Following a series of provisional governments, the Dominican people elected Juan Bosch as their President.I've made a booking at the hotel, but it's only provisional - I'll have to confirm it soon.You have to get a provisional licence until you pass your test.Middlesbrough has set a budget of £21.6m, £1.4m above the provisional limit.The management has made a provisional pay offer of 7%.provisional governmentThere was talk of preparing an Ulster provisional government and creating an Ulster Volunteer Force.Although the Union Army was ordered to work with the provisional governments, areas of conflict quickly developed.The provisional government, fearing that Santa Anna might be the source of later trouble, agreed to his departure.The group, which set up its own provisional government in December, hopes to hold a constitutional convention within two years.Kennedy formally recognized a new provisional government on the seventh, a mere two weeks before he himself was murdered.Aid officials and provisional government spokespersons appealed for urgent medical and food aid.
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