Definition of Provisional:

  1. Temporary or tentative.

  2. Something allowed, made, or used until the correct, definitive, or permanent successor is available or comes into being. See also conditional and contingent.

  3. Relating to the unofficial wings of the Irish Republican Army and Sinn Fein established in 1969 and advocating terrorism.

  4. Arranged or existing for the present, possibly to be changed later.

  5. A member of the Provisional wings of the Irish Republican Army or Sinn Fein.

  6. A provisional postage stamp.

Synonyms of Provisional

Interim, Temporary, Pro tem, Accidental, Ad hoc, Adventitious, Aleatory, Alternate, Alternative, Backup, Band-aid, Casual, Circumstantial, Conditional, Contingent, Counterfeit, Cut-and-try, Dangerous, Dependent, Desultory, Dummy, Empirical, Equivalent, Ersatz, Experimental, Fake, Fixed, Forehanded, Foreseeing, Foresighted, Forethoughted, Forethoughtful, Given, Hazardous, Heuristic, Hit-or-miss, Imitation, Improvisational, Improvised, Incidental, Inessential, Infirm, Insecure, Insubstantial, Interim, Jury-rigged, Makeshift, Makeshifty, Mock, Nonessential, Occasional, Perilous, Phony, Pilot, Pinch, Precarious, Precautional, Precautionary, Precautious, Preparative, Preparatory, Prerequisite, Pro tem, Probationary, Probative, Probatory, Propaedeutic, Provident, Proving, Provisory, Proxy, Qualified, Reserve, Risky, Rough-and-ready, Rough-and-tumble, Secondary, Shaky, Shifting, Shifty, Slippery, Spare, Specificative, Specified, Stated, Stipulated, Stipulatory, Stopgap, Substitute, Temporary, Tentative, Test, Testing, Ticklish, Token, Transitional, Treacherous, Trial, Trial-and-error, Trying, Undependable, Unessential, Unfaithworthy, Unreliable, Unsolid, Unsound, Unstable, Unsteadfast, Unsteady, Unsubstantial, Unsure, Untrustworthy, Utility, Verificatory, Vicarious

How to use Provisional in a sentence?

  1. The Provisional IRA.
  2. A provisional government.
  3. The New Orleans 5c Provisionals are the most common of the CSA provisional stamps and the ones most likely to be acquired by the average collector.
  4. Separately, Special Branch detectives said this weekend that Garda surveillance had resumed on alleged members of the Provisionals in Dublin, including people associated with Sinn Féin.

Meaning of Provisional & Provisional Definition