Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) a stipulated condition
  2. (noun, act) the activity of supplying or providing something
  3. (noun, cognition) the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening
  4. (noun, possession) a store or supply of something (especially of food or clothing or arms)
  5. (verb, possession) supply with provisions

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Origin of the word Provision

  1. late 14c., "providing beforehand" (originally in ref. to ecclesiastical appointments made before the position was vacant), from O.Fr. provision (early 14c.), from L. provisionem (nom. provisio) "foresight, preparation," from providere "look ahead" (see provide). Meaning "something provided" is attested from late 15c.; specific sense of "supply of foo… more

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Words that sound like Provision

perfusion, pervasion, prepossession, prevision, priapism, profession, profusion

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