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provided

[pruh-vahy-did] /prəˈvaɪ dɪd/
conjunction
1.
on the condition or understanding (that); providing:
I'll go provided that the others go, too.
Origin
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English. See provide, -ed2
Related forms
nonprovided, adjective
unprovided, adjective
well-provided, adjective
Synonyms
in case, granted. See if.
Antonyms
lest.
Usage note
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.

provide

[pruh-vahyd] /prəˈvaɪd/
verb (used with object), provided, providing.
1.
to make available; furnish:
to provide employees with various benefits.
2.
to supply or equip:
to provide the army with new fighter planes.
3.
to afford or yield.
4.
Law. to arrange for or stipulate beforehand, as by a provision or proviso.
5.
Archaic. to prepare or procure beforehand.
verb (used without object), provided, providing.
6.
to take measures with due foresight (usually followed by for or against).
7.
to make arrangements for supplying means of support, money, etc. (usually followed by for):
He provided for his children in his will.
8.
to supply means of support (often followed by for):
to provide for oneself.
Origin
1375-1425; late Middle English providen < Latin prōvidēre to foresee, look after, provide for, equivalent to prō- pro-1 + vidēre to see
Related forms
providable, adjective
overprovide, verb (used with object), overprovided, overproviding.
preprovide, verb (used with object), preprovided, preproviding.
unprovidable, adjective
Synonyms
1. give, render. 3. produce.
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Examples for provided
  • For the rest of us, the vague contours are provided in the morning paper.
  • These employers have provided in-depth profiles full of information for prospective candidates.
  • It provided a cheap source of calories and was easy to cultivate, so it liberated workers from the land.
  • But few of the fossils have provided direct evidence of the evolutionary changes that led to flight.
  • For billions of years the sun has steadily provided vast amounts of energy.
  • Steel cables stretched over the giant pylons provided support until the arch was completed.
  • Low-profile storage is provided underneath the windows so to not obstruct the view.
  • Plus, our model featured a large sturdy flap that provided excellent protection and a neck snapping color pattern.
  • Parent volunteers had set up the breakfast, which was provided by the school cafeteria.
  • Water is too precious to be provided by the market, they argue.
British Dictionary definitions for provided

providing

/prəˈvaɪdɪŋ/
conjunction
1.
(subordinating) sometimes foll by that. on the condition or understanding (that) I'll play, providing you pay me

provide

/prəˈvaɪd/
verb (mainly transitive)
1.
to put at the disposal of; furnish or supply
2.
to afford; yield this meeting provides an opportunity to talk
3.
(intransitive; often foll by for or against) to take careful precautions (over) he provided against financial ruin by wise investment
4.
(intransitive) foll by for. to supply means of support (to), esp financially he provides for his family
5.
(in statutes, documents, etc) to determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), esp by including a proviso condition
6.
to confer and induct into ecclesiastical offices
7.
(rare) to have or get in store in summer many animals provide their winter food
Derived Forms
provider, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin prōvidēre to provide for, from prō- beforehand + vidēre to see
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Word Origin and History for provided

"with condition that," early 15c., conjunction use of past participle of provide. As an adjective, "prepared, ready," 1570s; "furnished" 1878.

provide

v.

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.

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