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noun provision pronunciation in American English /prəˈvɪʒ(ə)n/
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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 provisions for something:

    We’ve made provisions 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 trip


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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