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providing

[pruh-vahy-ding] /prəˈvaɪ dɪŋ/
conjunction
1.
on the condition or understanding (that); provided:
He can stay here providing he works.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English provydyng. See provide, -ing2
Synonyms
See if.
Usage note
See provided.

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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British Dictionary definitions for providing

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 providing

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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