Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Want of forecast; improvidence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Improvidence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of improvising, or something improvised; improvisation
  • noun obsolete The lack of provision, a failure to provide something.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From improvise +‎ -ion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From im- +‎ provision.

Examples

  • Just about every supporting player is hailed for their "improvision" abilities and ability to "freak" their roles.

    A.V. Club

  • Just about every supporting player is hailed for their "improvision" abilities and ability to "freak" their roles.

    A.V. Club

  • Just about every supporting player is hailed for their "improvision" abilities and ability to "freak" their roles.

    A.V. Club

  • Just about every supporting player is hailed for their "improvision" abilities and ability to "freak" their roles.

    A.V. Club

  • Just about every supporting player is hailed for their "improvision" abilities and ability to "freak" their roles.

    A.V. Club

  • It would be helpful of course if the U.N. Emergency Force could be set up on a permanent stand-by basis to avoid improvision in emergencies.

    The Future of Canadian Defence in the Nuclear Era

  • Amid this scene an insane woman was wandering, blithely singing little songs of her own improvision about the earthquake and the killing.

    Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror

  • It was an Eskimo coat, tied into the form of a bag, and in the bottom of this improvision was a lump half the size of a water pail.

    The Golden Snare

  • Bang! sounded a new improvision on the sadly battered pail, and to a new step Jimmy flashed back and forth the length of the saloon.

    At the Foot of the Rainbow

  • So it wouldn't mess with anything matching up at all, because it would always look for the original filename, but if it's results return nothing; it does a little improvision to hopefully find the best result.

    MacUpdate - Mac OS X

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