Definition of providing in English:



  • On the condition or understanding that.

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