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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.
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They were tentatively identified as Jerry Giles and Dewon Franklin.
An electoral synod has been proposed for September, with the consecration of the new bishop tentatively set for Nov.
Now, some physicists at the HERA par title collider at Germany's Deutsches Electronen-Synchrotron (DESY) laboratory in Hamburg have unveiled evidence for a five-quark particle--only the third such pentaquark tentatively sighted.
Published reports only weeks later said Blair and an agent were shopping a memoir tentatively tided Burning Down My Master's House.
Those exemptions tentatively include: inappropriate space to accommodate larger boxes, shareholders and/ or unit owners vote against replacing current equipment with larger boxes and the costs associated with retrofitting are prohibitive.
She reaches back tentatively but lives her life in terror, bruised and battered on every inch of her body.
Wiggles in Nevada Ballet Theatre's tentatively titled Walk On, which was misstated on page 11 of the March 2003 issue, is Ann Marie DeAngelo.
Too much stored iron can also be problematic; it has been tentatively associated with heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
The City Council of Fort Worth, Texas, has tentatively approved a new pay-as-you-throw fee schedule.
tuberculosis complex have been tentatively identified, leading to the definition of major and minor visual recognition rules (Table).
The new title, tentatively scheduled to be produced six times in 2003, is targeted to game users as well as game designers and game publishers.