[adjective] - for the present time but likely to change; temporarya provisional governmentProvisional figures for the three months to November showed a 6% increase in sales.(UK and ANZ) A provisional licence (US learner's permit) is a licence (= an official document giving permission to do something) which someone has to obtain before they can learn to drive.
Meaning of PROVISIONAL in English
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012