The conjunctions provided and providing are interchangeable. Both mean “on the condition or understanding that,” with that sometimes expressed: Provided (or Providing) no further objections are raised, we will consider the matter settled.
verb (used with object), provided, providing.
to make available; furnish:
to provide employees with various benefits.
to supply or equip:
to provide the army with new fighter planes.
to afford or yield.
Law. to arrange for or stipulate beforehand, as by a provision or proviso.
Archaic. to prepare or procure beforehand.
verb (used without object), provided, providing.
to take measures with due foresight (usually followed by for or against).
to make arrangements for supplying means of support, money, etc. (usually followed by for):
He provided for his children in his will.
to supply means of support (often followed by for):
to provide for oneself.
1375-1425;late Middle Englishproviden < Latinprōvidēre to foresee, look after, provide for, equivalent to prō-pro-1 + vidēre to see
overprovide, verb (used with object), overprovided, overproviding.
preprovide, verb (used with object), preprovided, preproviding.
"with condition that," early 15c., conjunction use of past participle of provide. As an adjective, "prepared, ready," 1570s; "furnished" 1878.
early 15c., from Latin providere "look ahead, prepare, supply, act with foresight," from pro- "ahead" (see pro-) + videre "to see" (see vision). Related: Provided; providing. Earlier in same sense was purvey, which is the same word as deformed in Old French.