The word provisional means something which is not final or one which is not fully agreed upon or worked out. It is used in contexts which use figures or statistics to indicate that the provided results are not the final ones or the official reports. Other words close to this are probationary or tentative.
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providing or serving for the time being only; existing only until permanently or properly replaced; temporary: a provisional government.
accepted or adopted tentatively; conditional; probationary.
(usually initial capital letter) of or being the wing of the Irish Republican Army that follows a policy of violence.
Philately. a stamp that serves temporarily, pending the appearance of the regular issue, or during a temporary shortage of the regular stamps.
a provisional member of a group.
(usually initial capital letter) a member of the Provisional wing of the Irish Republican Army.
Provisional government is an emergency or interim government set up when a political void has been created by the collapse of a very large government. The early provisional governments were created to...