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English definition of “provisional”

provisional

adjective     /prəˈvɪʒənəl/
If a situation or arrangement is provisional, it is not certain and might change in the future : These dates are only provisional at the moment .UncertaintyHesitatingAchievable
provisionally adverb
(Definition of provisional adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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