Word of the Day – Provisional

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Provisional – WORD OF THE DAY (for Speaking and Writing Task 2)

Provisional (adjective) /prəˈvɪʒənl/

Temporary, for the time being

Synonym: Tentative

Collocation: 
a provisional government  
provisional arrangements

Example:

  • The actual state of our knowledge is always provisional and … there must be, beyond what is actually known, immense new regions to discover.
  • Science is like literature, a continuing dialog among diverse and conflicting voices, no one ever wholly right or wholly wrong, but a steady conversation forever provisional and personal and living.
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