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provision 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/prəˈviZHən/,
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provisions, plural;
  1. Supply with food, drink, or equipment, esp. for a journey
    • - civilian contractors were responsible for provisioning these armies
  2. Set aside an amount in an organization's accounts for a known liability
    • - financial institutions have to provision against loan losses
Noun
  1. The action of providing or supplying something for use
    • - new contracts for the provision of services
  2. Financial or other arrangements for future eventualities or requirements
    • - farmers have been slow to make provision for their retirement
  3. An amount set aside out of profits in the accounts of an organization for a known liability, esp. a bad debt or the diminution in value of an asset

  4. An amount or thing supplied or provided
    • - low levels of social provision
  5. Supplies of food, drink, or equipment, esp. for a journey

  6. A condition or requirement in a legal document
    • - a key provision in civil rights law
    • - an appraisal under the provisions of the National Housing Act
  7. An appointment to a benefice, esp. directly by the pope rather than by the patron, and originally before it became vacant


  1. a stipulated condition; "he accepted subject to one provision"
  2. supply with provisions
  3. the activity of supplying or providing something
  4. planning: the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening; "his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"
  5. a store or supply of something (especially of food or clothing or arms)
  6. In financial accounting, provision is a word that creates an ambiguous account title. In U.S. GAAP, provision means an expense, while in IFRS, International Financial Reporting Standards, it means a liability. So, in the U.S. ...
  7. Provision is the third album by the British new wave pop group Scritti Politti, release in June 1988.
  8. Provision is an electronic musical group based in Houston, Texas. Provision was founded in November 2000 by Breye Kiser (aka Breye 7x - Formerly of U-N-I and Bamboo Crisis) and Leslie Hyman (aka Sonitis - Formerly of U-N-I and Wraith). ...
  9. (Provisions (cruise ship)) Cruise ships consume vast amounts of food every day; as an example, the following is a list of supplies provisioned onboard the Celebrity cruise ship Constellation for an average 7 day cruise.
  10. An item of goods or supplies obtained for future use; Money set aside for a future event; A liability or contra account to recognise likely future adverse events associated with current transactions; A clause in a legal instrument, a law, etc. ...
  11. (provided) Only if (the stipulation that follows is true)
  12. (Provisions) One or more accounts set up to account for expected future payments (eg. where a business is expecting a bill, but hasn't yet received it).
  13. (Provisions) Funds set aside to meet future, sometimes unknown, liabilities.
  14. (Provisions) Details of an insurance policy which explain the benefits, conditions and other features of the insurance contract
  15. (PROVISIONS) term equivalent to rules.
  16. (Provisions) Amounts set aside in the accounts of a lender in anticipation of bad debts and losses attributable to present assets.
  17. (Provisions) In GCSS-Army, provisions are consumable, reoccurring orders, expendable, and possibly durable, i.e. tools, toilet paper, etc.
  18. (Provisions) Services, benefits or expenses covered or provided by the plan.
  19. (Provisions) The sections in a piece of legislation dealing with specific items.For example, it is a provision of the BCEA that employees must receive a pay slip from their employer.
  20. (Provisions) The terms of the policy outlining the circumstances under which the benefits are payable.
  21. Provisions are made when an expense is probable but there is uncertainty about how much or when payment will be required, eg estimates for clinical negligence liabilities. Provisions are included in the accounts to comply with the accounting principle of prudence. ...
  22. “provided” is used in legal documents to introduce a condition or requirement
  23. A statement or clause, found in an insurance policy, to establish some term of the contract.
  24. A part (clause, sentence, paragraph, etc.) of an insurance contract that describes or explains a feature, benefit, condition, requirement, etc. of the insurance protection afforded by the contract.
  25. Provision is an all-encompassing term that refers to the learning opportunities, research and community activity offered/undertaken by an institution of higher education.