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


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

      adv 1: in a fortunately providential manner; "providentially the
             weather remained good"
      2: in a providential manner; as determined by providence; "his
         providentially destined role"
      3: in a prudent manner; "I had allotted my own bedroom for
         necking, prudently removing both the bed and the key, and
         taken both myself and my typewriter into my son's
         bedroom." [syn: prudently] [ant: imprudently]