1 accoutrement, catering, equipping, fitting out, furnishing, providing, supplying, victualling
2 arrangement, plan, prearrangement, precaution, preparation
3 (figurative) agreement, clause, condition, demand, proviso, requirement, rider, specification, stipulation, term
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provision ( provisions plural )
1 n-uncount The provisionof something is the act of giving it or making it available to people who need or want it.
also a N, with supp, oft N of n
The department is responsible for the provision of residential care services., ...nursery provision for children with special needs.
2 n-var If you make provision for something that might happen or that might need to be done, you make arrangements to deal with it.
usu N for n/-ing
Mr King asked if it had ever occurred to her to make provision for her own pension...
3 n-uncount If you make provision for someone, you support them financially and make sure that they have the things that they need.
also N in pl, N for n
Special provision should be made for children...
4 n-count A provision in a law or an agreement is an arrangement which is included in it.
He backed a provision that would allow judges to delay granting a divorce decree in some cases...
5 n-plural Provisions are supplies of food.
OLD-FASHIONED On board were enough provisions for two weeks.
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