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English definition of “tentative”

tentative

adjective     /ˈtentətɪv/
not certain or agreed : The car company and the union reached a tentative agreement . a tentative deal / plan / settlement The proposals are tentative and subject to bargaining .
said or done in a careful way because you do not know if you are right : While analysts are tentative at the moment , they remain basically optimistic . The company began last year to take tentative steps towards a flotation .
tentatively adverb
(Definition of tentative adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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