provisions

Definitions

Accounting

  • plural noun money put aside in accounts for anticipated expenditure where the timing or amount of expenditure is uncertain. If the expenditure is not certain to occur at all, then the money set aside is called a ‘contingent liability’.

Economics

  • plural noun money that is set aside in a firm’s accounts for an anticipated expenditure, as opposed to ‘contingent liability’ which is something which may or may not occur, but for which provision still has to be made in the accounts

Food

  • Foodstuffs acquired for use or storage
  • A general name for edible tubers such as eddoes, dasheen and cassava or starchy fruit and vegetables, i.e. main carbohydrate sources
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