Definition of providing in English:



  • On the condition or understanding that.

    ‘we have the team which can win the league, providing we avoid bad injuries’
    • ‘Perhaps Dr Oakley would care to take issue with them, providing they're qualified enough.’
    • ‘It's a result that means they will play in the Heineken Cup next season providing they retain their place in the Premiership.’
    • ‘Even Dolly can be reasonably good at not making a mess when she's asked, providing she's asked nicely, of course.’
    • ‘The plan will be put to the National Assembly, providing it is passed by the Pembrokeshire NHS Trust today.’
    • ‘The barbeque and entertainment is included in the admission fee, providing tickets are bought before the day of the game.’
    • ‘It is for the most part a procedure of choice, providing the relevant criteria of the legislation are carried out’
    • ‘The dogs are fed at Elmwood according to their owners' request, providing Burton is satisfied that it is a suitable diet.’
    • ‘Please understand, I have nothing against these vehicles, providing they are used in the proper manner.’
    • ‘I see a job change in seven months, providing you look around to find the right one.’
    • ‘Anyone can join, providing they stump up the £40 life membership fee and get a member to propose them.’
    • ‘That will be enough to be a good economist, no matter how little, providing you are a good thinker and clear writer.’
    • ‘They can do as they wish, providing it's not jeopardizing the rights of others, which they are with mine.’
    • ‘Can't see the BBC having any issues with tv-on-demand, providing they can get statistics from it.’
    • ‘Richard Stephenson will take Connolly's place providing he comes through a late fitness test on a hamstring.’
    • ‘There is a sizeable demand for a decked car park, providing it is sensitively built.’
    • ‘Those working in these sectors can work all through the night, providing certain conditions are met.’
    • ‘There are good paths, or so it seems, and the less able-bodied can hire an electric buggy providing they book in advance.’
    if, on condition that, provided, provided that, providing that, presuming, presuming that, assuming, assuming that, on the assumption that, as long as, given, given that, with the provision that, with the proviso that, on the understanding that, with the understanding that, if and only if, contingent on, in the event that, allowing that
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