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Definition of "provision" []

  • The act of supplying or fitting out. (noun)
  • Something provided. (noun)
  • A preparatory action or measure. (noun)
  • A stock of necessary supplies, especially food. (noun)
  • A stipulation or qualification, especially a clause in a document or agreement. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "provision" in a sentence
  • "After Democrats agreed to drop the public option and the Medicare buy-in provision from the Senate health care bill in December, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) took to the Senate floor to “declare” his support for the legislation."
  • "The source of authority for the provision is the combined effect of the General Welfare Clause and the Sixteenth Amendment."
  • "It seems to me that you would also agree that this provision is absurd."