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Meaning of TENTATIVE

Pronunciation:  'tentutiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon; "probationary employees"; "a provisional government"; "just a tentative schedule"
  2. [adj]  unsettled in mind or opinion; "drew a few tentative conclusions"
 

TENTATIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: conditional, doubtful, probationary, provisional, provisionary, unsettled
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ten*ta"tive\, a. [L. tentare to try: cf. F. tentatif.
    See {Tempt}.]
    Of or pertaining to a trial or trials; essaying;
    experimental. ``A slow, tentative manner.'' --Carlyle. --
    {Ten*ta"tive*ly}, adv.
    
    
  2. \Ten*ta"tive\, n. [Cf. F. tentative.]
    An essay; a trial; an experiment. --Berkley.
    
    
 

 

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