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noun     provision pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the act of providing something that someone needs
    provision of:

    The Red Cross is in charge of the provision of emergency relief.

    1. a.
      the fact that something is provided or available
      provision for:

      There is provision for storage in the basement.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] plans or preparation for future needs
    provision for:

    There is no provision for expanding classroom space.

    make provision(s) for something:

    We’ve made provision for our grandchild’s education.

  3. 3
    [countable] a part of an agreement or law that deals with a particular problem
    provision for:

    This contract includes a provision for salary increases over time.

  4. 4


    [plural] food and other necessary supplies, especially for a journey


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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