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Definition of the noun provision

What does provision mean as a name of something?

Provision is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: provisions

  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)
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic words: fund / stock / store = a supply of something available for future use

Alternative definition of the noun provision


  1. An item of goods or supplies obtained for future use.
  2. Money set aside for a future event.
  3. [accounting] A liability or contra account to recognise likely future adverse events associated with current transactions.
  4. [legal] A clause in a legal instrument, a law, etc., providing for a particular matter; stipulation; proviso.

Definition of the verb provision

What does provision mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: provisioned | provisioning | provisions

  1. supply with provisions


Provision is an electronic music group based in Houston, Texas. Provision was founded in November 2000 by Breye Sevenex and Leslie Hyman.


  1. "Provision" is the third album by the British pop group Scritti Politti, release in June 1988.
  2. "Provision" is a composition.
  3. "Provision" is a musical single of Front Line Assembly.
    • released in (25 years ago)


  1. Provision: In financial accounting, a provision is an account which records a present liability of an entity to another entity. The recording of the liability affects both the current liability side of an entity's balance sheet as well as an appropriate expense account in the entity's income statement.
    • also known as 撥備
  2. Provision: In United States government contracting, a provision or solicitation provision is a written term or condition used in a solicitation. A provision applies only before a contract is awarded to a vendor. This distinguishes provisions from clauses, which apply after contracts are awarded. Of means by which referring to the absolute security of one provision that it may be acceptable for ones job to be discriminated against the cort; providing the right evidence is given.

Phrases with Provision

  1. Provision Tree
  2. porcupine provision

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Provision

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Google previewThe Holy Word for Morning Revival (2004)

Topics for New Believers by Witness Lee

The second provision is the Holy Spirit. Titus 3:5 speaks of the “renewing of the Holy Spirit.”...We are receiving the new supply of the Spirit daily to renew us metabolically....The third provision God gave us is our mingled spirit, our human spirit ...

Google previewGlorious Provision. Practical Steps to God's Abundance Blessing (2006)

by Bilson Kings

Glorious Provision is a reality.

Google previewRights to Health Care (2007)

by Thomas J. Bole III, W.B. Bondeson

While the “community service” provision means that the hospital cannot discriminate against whole groups of people who reside in the community, for instance Medicaid recipients, it does not mean that any individual, even one with great need ...

Google previewFundamentals of Actuarial Mathematics (2014)

by S. David Promislow

A common provision is a guaranteed minimum death benefit, whereby the account holder is promised a certain minimum...

Google previewFinancial Accounting and Reporting (2006)

A Global Perspective by Hervé Stolowy, Michel Lebas

A provision is an estimation of the future probable cost created by an uncertain or risky situation (see Chapter 12). A provision allows the recognition of an...

A provision is a cost or reduction in shareholders' equity. In order to keep the balance ...

Google previewCongressional Record (1916)

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress by United States. Congress

The second provision is that if the dam owners want to make investments out of profits, as every big company does, they shall issue scrip for that. We all know that the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Co. was limited to 10 per cent ...

Google previewThe Treaty on European Union (TEU) (2013)

A Commentary by Hermann-Josef Blanke, Stelio Mangiameli

This Treaty provision is a way to apply, in the area of external and security policy, the obligation ...

Google previewAccess, Participation and Higher Education (2003)

Policy and Practice by Annette Hayton, Anna Paczuska

More dramatically, as is argued by Ainley et al in Chapter 5, lifting the MASN provision means the overall selectivity of higher education will remain unchallenged. The MASN is the maximum number of students set by the Council for each ...

Google preview1978 Proceedings: Sixty-Ninth Annual Convention of Rotary International

in the convention shall be by voice vote, and we have concluded that because of the very size of this delegate body that we could not very well take a voice vote; and, therefore, the second provision is the provision we will operate under.

Google previewBridewealth and Dowry (1973)

by Jack Goody, S. J. Tambiah

What we note in the above provision is that in widow remarriage, while daughters by different husbands ...

Google previewCustoms Valuation Encyclopedia (1980-2003)

June, 2004 NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT accumulation provision NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT Introduction Headquarters Rulings: accumulation provision The producer manufactures a good from ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (2006)

by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

RECURRENT DISABILITY PROVISION REBATING: Granting any form of inducement, favor, or advantage to the purchaser of an insurance policy that is not available to all under the standard policy terms. Rebating in some states is a ...

Google previewInstant encyclopaedia of geography (1993)

by Shatrughna P. Sinha

Rural Transport, Service Provision and Deprivation Change in rural transport is not only the key to many of the changes outlined but it is also a central connecting factor linking service provision and rural deprivation. At the outset however, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Language and Education (2012)

Language Policy and Political Issues in Education by Ruth Wodak, P. Corson

Special language provision was made also for Polish ex-soldiers who after the second world war refused to return to a Communist occupied country. This provision was made under the Polish Resettlement Act 1947 (Tosi 1988). Similarly ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2013)

by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu

From the range of education policies that exist it is possible to identify five different approaches to education provision for teaching mother tongue. They are ordered here by the degree of commitment demonstrated to the concept, and range ...

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Quotes about Provision

Make wisdom your provision for the journey from youth to old age, for it is a more certain support than all other possessions. (Bias)
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Scrabble value of P3R1O1V4I1S1I1O1N1

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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