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PROVISION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does provision mean? 

PROVISION (noun)
  The noun PROVISION has 4 senses:

1. a stipulated condition
2. the activity of supplying or providing something
3. the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening
4. a store or supply of something (especially of food or clothing or arms)

  Familiarity information: PROVISION used as a noun is uncommon.


PROVISION (verb)
  The verb PROVISION has 1 sense:

1. supply with provisions

  Familiarity information: PROVISION used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROVISION (noun)


Sense 1provision [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A stipulated condition

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

provision; proviso

Context example:

he accepted subject to one provision

Hypernyms ("provision" is a kind of...):

condition; precondition; stipulation (an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else)


Sense 2provision [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The activity of supplying or providing something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

supplying; provision; supply

Hypernyms ("provision" is a kind of...):

activity (any specific behavior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "provision"):

irrigation (supplying dry land with water by means of ditches etc)

subvention (the act or process of providing aid or help of any sort)

stocking (the activity of supplying a stock of something)

purveyance (the act of supplying something)

logistics (handling an operation that involves providing labor and materials be supplied as needed)

issuance; issue; issuing (the act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity))

care delivery; health care delivery; healthcare delivery (the provision of health care)

fueling; refueling (the activity of supplying or taking on fuel)

alimentation; feeding (the act of supplying food and nourishment)


Sense 3provision [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

provision; preparation; planning

Context example:

his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties

Hypernyms ("provision" is a kind of...):

cerebration; intellection; mentation; thinking; thought; thought process (the process of using your mind to consider something carefully)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "provision"):

agreement; arrangement (the thing arranged or agreed to)

applecart (the planning that is disrupted when someone 'upsets the applecart')

malice aforethought; mens rea ((law) criminal intent; the thoughts and intentions behind a wrongful act (including knowledge that the act is illegal); often at issue in murder trials)

calculation; deliberation (planning something carefully and intentionally)

forethought; premeditation (planning or plotting in advance of acting)


Sense 4provision [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A store or supply of something (especially of food or clothing or arms)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("provision" is a kind of...):

fund; stock; store (a supply of something available for future use)


PROVISION (verb)


Sense 1provision [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Supply with provisions

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

provision; purvey

Hypernyms (to "provision" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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