provision-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: a condition or stipulation that pertains to something

Commentary: PROVISION[+abstract][+statement][+conditional]

Does this contract have a provision for terminating it under certain conditions?
Make sure you understand the provisions of this agreement before you sign it.
His will has a provision that the grandchildren must use their inheritance for their education.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: the activity of providing supplies

Commentary: PROVISION[+activity][+supplying]
NOTE: not normally (ever?) in the plural

The provision of food and medical supplies to the refugees proceeded smoothly.
We'll need to provision the boat for a three-week sail.
The provisioning of the newly deployed troops ran into unexpected hurdles.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: the act of planning or deliberating

Commentary: PROVISION[+activity][+planning]

The financial planner pointed out that John had not made provisions for his retirement.
There was no provision to deal with a major earthquake in that community.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: a store or supply of something

Commentary: PROVISION[+physical][+supply][+stockpile]

These are the last of the provisions, so we are down to one meal a day.
We bought a lot of provisions at the store to stock our pantry.
The soldier was ordered to check the provisions of ammunition in the storehouse.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4