Meaning of “tentative” in the English Dictionary

"tentative" in English

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uk /ˈten.tə.tɪv/ us /ˈten.t̬ə.t̬ɪv/
adverb uk /ˈten.tə.tɪ us /ˈten.t̬ə.t̬ɪ

If you do or say something tentatively, you do or say it in an uncertain way.

noun [ U ] uk /ˈten.tə.tɪv.nəs/ us /ˈten.t̬ə.t̬ɪv.nəs/

(Definition of “tentative” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tentative" in American English

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us /ˈten·tə·t̬ɪv/

not certain or confident:

We have tentative plans to go to Hawaii in February.
adverb us /ˈtent·ət̬·ɪv·li/

We have tentatively agreed to buy that house.

(Definition of “tentative” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tentative" in Business English

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uk /ˈtentətɪv/ us

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.

They have tentatively agreed to the proposal.

(Definition of “tentative” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)