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provision

noun  /prəˈvɪʒ·ən/ us  

provision noun (SOMETHING NEEDED)

[C/U] something that is needed or wanted, or the act of considering the need for something and arranging for it: [U] When designing buildings in California, you have to make some provision for earthquakes. [C] Ample provisions for aircraft stability have been made. [C/U] Provisions are also supplies of food and other necessary items: [pl] Provisions had to be flown in by helicopter.

provision noun (AGREEMENT)

[C] a statement in an agreement or a law that a particular thing must happen or be done: Her contract contains a provision covering additional expenses.
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