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'provisional' - used as an adjective
under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon
a provisional government
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In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent." I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
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The citric acid found in lemon juice is said to be able to dissolve a pearl.