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provision

  
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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