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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 prov·i·den·tial /ˌprɑvəˈdɛn(t)ʃəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prov·i·den·tial a.  Effected by, or referable to, divine direction or superintendence; as, the providential contrivance of thing; a providential escape. -- Prov*i*den*tial*ly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: peculiarly fortunate or appropriate; as if by divine
             intervention; "a heaven-sent rain saved the crops"; "a
             providential recovery" [syn: heaven-sent, miraculous]
      2: relating to or characteristic of providence; "assumption
         that nature operates only according to a providential
         plan"- M.R.Cohen
      3: resulting from divine providence; "providential care"; "a
         providential visitation" [syn: divine]