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[pruh-vizh-uh n] /prəˈvɪʒ ən/
noun
1.
a clause in a legal instrument, a law, etc., providing for a particular matter; stipulation; proviso.
2.
the providing or supplying of something, especially of food or other necessities.
3.
arrangement or preparation beforehand, as for the doing of something, the meeting of needs, the supplying of means, etc.
4.
something provided; a measure or other means for meeting a need.
5.
a supply or stock of something provided.
6.
provisions, supplies of food.
7.
Ecclesiastical.
  1. an appointment to an ecclesiastical office.
  2. appointment by the pope to a see or benefice not yet vacant.
verb (used with object)
8.
to supply with provisions.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Latin prōvīsiōn- (stem of prōvīsiō) a foreseeing, equivalent to prōvīs(us) (past participle of prōvidēre to provide) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
provisioner, noun
provisionless, adjective
overprovision, noun
preprovision, noun
reprovision, verb
self-provision, noun
unprovisioned, adjective
Synonyms
1. condition. 2. catering, purveying. 6. store, provender, stock. See food.
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Examples for provision
  • The mausoleums house not only the dead bodies of humans and animals but foods to provision them for the afterlife.
  • Some landowners feel this provision violates their legal rights.
  • There was no provision for lodgers so he bought a house.
  • The largest provision is another installment in the broadband investments discussed previously.
  • If she is fitter, she could provision her eggs with more nutrients and her tadpoles would grow faster.
  • So while now it may not cover illegals a future provision can be added to do so.
  • First, as for the last provision, my opinion is that religion should never be an excuse to not do your job.
  • One can't fault the provision of information somewhere.
  • Our current system of provision of vast areas of subsidised car parking, and roads are not based on empirical research.
  • It is a leader in the commercial market, in technology and in the provision of services.
British Dictionary definitions for provision

provision

/prəˈvɪʒən/
noun
1.
the act of supplying or providing food, etc
2.
something that is supplied or provided
3.
preparations made beforehand (esp in the phrase make provision for)
4.
(pl) food and other necessities, esp for an expedition
5.
(pl) food obtained for a household
6.
a demand, condition, or stipulation formally incorporated in a document; proviso
7.
the conferring of and induction into ecclesiastical offices
verb
8.
(transitive) to supply with provisions
Derived Forms
provisioner, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin prōvīsiō a providing; see provide
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Word Origin and History for provision
provision
late 14c., "providing beforehand" (originally in ref. to ecclesiastical appointments made before the position was vacant), from O.Fr. provision (early 14c.), from L. provisionem (nom. provisio) "foresight, preparation," from providere "look ahead" (see provide). Meaning "something provided" is attested from late 15c.; specific sense of "supply of food" is from c.1600. The verb is attested from 1805 (implied in provisioned).
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