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provisional

/pro·vi·sion·al/ (-vizh´un-al) formed or performed for temporary purposes; temporary.

provisional

(prō-vĭzh′ŭn-ăl) [L. provisio, provision]
Serving a temporary use pending permanent arrangements.
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A 1996 report of the National Research Council proposed an alternative approach to understanding risk that would build in mechanisms for taking the provisionality of people's judgments into account.
Not the least illuminating aspect of this article is its highlighting of the implication of narrative in such inferential practices and the provisionality and insecurities of human understanding dramatized thereby.
Christian faith must now be understood in light of the profound provisionality and contingency that inexorably distinguish contemporary thought and life.
constitut[e] the space of the political," and the political is transformed into a purely textual opposition between two regimes of narration--the temporally homogenizing master narrative of the nation and the provisionality of micro narratives or little stories which disturb and unsettle it (1994, 273).
36), Costello is a stand-in for Coetzee's voice and argumentations, which he characteristically hastens to problematize through the confrontation with a chorus of countervoices, thus exerting a two-way pull between a profession of faith and self-guardedness, stark ecocritical beliefs and relativistic perspectives, authority and provisionality.
AB: Thinking about the provisionality and the way these drawings exist to be looked at, I'm struck by how you employ a lot of machines for looking--the camera, the stereoscope, the telescope--and how making animations seems very democratic, since these films can essentially be viewed by vast numbers of people all at once.
It is about recognizing the limited but effective way that language works, and about accepting that provisionality into the fabric of poetry.
Evans and Deleyto, 1998) The authors argue that the romantic comedies of the late 20th century have been required to adapt this traditional, centuries-old view of romantic love to post 1960s libertarianism, feminism and AIDS, resulting in a variation that allows for equality between the lovers, as well as a sense of provisionality, if not impermanence.
Tully's is an agonistic conception of democracy, one that realizes that conflict, negotiation and provisionality are the stuff of politics much more than consensus, deliberation and permanence are.
It is precisely this provisionality that intensifies a sense of tenuousness in the existential equation between meaning (for others) and being (for oneself).
No form of knowledge is privileged and, rather than search for non-existent truths, one should be sensitive to differences and the perspectives of marginalized groups, exercise the art of judgment in the absence of rules, emphasize the importance of pragmatism, provisionality, and local forms of knowledge and recognize that the objectives of the Enlightenment project are Utopian and unattainable.
No wonder, Zuckerman is careful to foreground the provisionality of his narrative using qualifiers such as "perhaps" and "maybe" (80).