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Definition of provision verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

provision

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//prəˈvɪʒn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈvɪʒn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they provision
BrE BrE//prəˈvɪʒn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈvɪʒn//
 
he / she / it provisions
BrE BrE//prəˈvɪʒnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈvɪʒnz//
 
past simple provisioned
BrE BrE//prəˈvɪʒnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈvɪʒnd//
 
past participle provisioned
BrE BrE//prəˈvɪʒnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈvɪʒnd//
 
-ing form provisioning
BrE BrE//prəˈvɪʒnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈvɪʒnɪŋ//
 
 
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[often passive] provision somebody/something (with something) (formal) to supply somebody/something with enough of something, especially food, to last for a particular period of time The main business of the port is to provision passing ocean liners. Word Origin late Middle English (also in the sense ‘foresight’): via Old French from Latin provisio(n-), from providere ‘foresee, attend to’, from pro- ‘before’ + videre ‘to see’. The verb dates from the early 19th cent.
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