providing
conjunction Etymology: Middle English, present participle of providen Date: 15th century on condition that ; in case Usage: Although occasionally still disapproved, providing is as well established as a conjunction as provided is. Provided is more common.

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  • providing — UK [prəˈvaɪdɪŋ] / US or providing that UK / US conjunction ** only if a particular thing happens or is done It s a lot easier to get good marks on a short answer question, providing you do it well. Financiers are prepared to be generous,… …   English dictionary

  • providing — index donative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • providing — see under provided at IF …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • providing — / provided [conj] as long as; with the understanding contingent upon, given, if, if and only if, in case, in the case that, in the event, on condition, on the assumption, on these terms, subject to, supposing, with the proviso; concepts 544,546 …   New thesaurus

  • providing — ► CONJUNCTION ▪ on the condition or understanding that …   English terms dictionary

  • providing — [prə vīd′iŋ, prōvīd′iŋ] conj. on the condition or understanding; if; provided: often with that …   English World dictionary

  • providing — [[t]prəva͟ɪdɪŋ[/t]] CONJ SUBORD If you say that something will happen providing or providing that something else happens, you mean that the first thing will happen only if the second thing also happens. I do believe in people being able to do… …   English dictionary

  • providing — pro|vid|ing [ prə vaıdıŋ ] or pro viding that conjunction ** only if a particular thing happens or is done: PROVIDED: It s a lot easier to get good marks on a short answer question, providing you do it well. Financiers are prepared to be generous …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Providing — Provide Pro*vide , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Provided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Providing}.] [L. providere, provisum; pro before + videre to see. See {Vision}, and cf. {Prudent}, {Purvey}.] 1. To look out for in advance; to procure beforehand; to get,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • providing — /preuh vuy ding/, conj. on the condition or understanding (that); provided: He can stay here providing he works. [1375 1425; late ME provydyng. See PROVIDE, ING2] Syn. See if. Usage. See provided. * * * …   Universalium

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