From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprovisionpro‧vi‧sion1 /prəˈvɪʒən/ ●●○ noun 1 [countable usually singular, uncountable]PROVIDE when you provide something that someone needs now or in the futureprovision of the provision of childcare facilitiesprovision for provision for people with disabilities He made provisions for his wife and his children in his will.2 → provisions3 [countable]SCL a condition in an agreement or law The agreement includes a provision for each side to check the other side’s weapons.under the provisions of something Under the provisions of the Act, employers must supply safety equipment.
Examples from the Corpusprovision• Clinton repeatedly has supported the portability and access provisions.• This can be dealt with by revaluing the asset annually using special indices of cost of capital and adjusting depreciation provisions accordingly.• Nevertheless, our weekly bill for provisions alone came to 25 shillings, or half of our total income.• These statements specify the educational and other provisions that are necessary to meet the pupil's particular needs.• Various arguments have been put forward to suggest that specific statutory provisions have been entrenched.• The question of the provision of patent information was investigated.• In countries without adequate welfare provisions for the poor, unemployment may be very much more severe in its effects.made provisions for• He made provisions for his wife and children in his will.under the provisions of something• Both investigations were supervised by the P.C.A. under the provisions of section 89.• The father quickly sought relief under the provisions of the Convention.provisionprovision2 verb [transitive] formal DFto provide someone or something with a lot of food and supplies, especially for a journey→ See Verb tableFrom Longman Business Dictionaryprovisionpro‧vi‧sion /prəˈvɪʒən/ noun1[uncountable] the act of providing something that someone needsthe provision of childcare facilities at workprovision for people with disabilities2make provision(s) to make plans for future needsmake provision(s) forPeople should be encouraged to make provision for themselves and their families; state support should only provide a safety net for the very poor.3[countable, uncountable]LAW a part of a law, contract, agreement etc that relates to a particular subjectUnder the document, there was provision for the improvement of hospital standards.4[countable]ACCOUNTING an amount set aside by a company in its accounts to protect it against something bad that has happened or that might happen in the future. This amount has to be taken away in calculating profit for a particular period of timeprovision toThe company made a provision to cover the costs of 4000 job cuts.The bank took (=made) provisions to comply with tougher regulatory standards. → bad debt provision → loan-loss provision → restructuring provision → tax provisionOrigin provision1 (1300-1400) French Late Latin provisio, from Latin providere; → PROVIDE