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tentative

[ten′tətiv]
Etymology: L, tentare, to touch
not final or definite, such as an experimental finding that has not been validated.

tentative

(tĕn′tă-tĭv) [L. tentativus, feel, try]
1. Rel. to a diagnosis subject to change because of insufficient data.
2. Indecisive.

tentative,

adj not final or definite, such as an experimental or clinical finding that has not been validated.
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In the California court's words, then, the benefits of issuing tentative opinions prior to oral argument are improved quality and relevance of oral argument, oral argument that is more useful in assisting the court to reach a decision, reduced time spent on oral argument, more focused oral arguments, reduced numbers of oral arguments, increased quality and efficiency of the court, and savings to taxpayers.
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