Definition of provident in English:

provident

Line breaks: provi|dent
Pronunciation: /ˈprɒvɪd(ə)nt
 
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adjective

Derivatives

providently

adverb
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  • He proposed that, with respect to human evolutionary development, ‘what Nature does blindly, slowly and ruthlessly ‘- through natural selection - ‘man may do providently, quickly and kindly ‘- through controlled breeding.’
  • Living providently, he reached ninety years of age.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin provident- 'foreseeing, attending to', from the verb providere (see provide).

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