UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/prəˈbeɪʃənəri/US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/proʊˈbeɪʃəˌnɛri/

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
pro•ba•tion•ar•y /proʊˈbeɪʃəˌnɛri/USA pronunciation   adj. [before a noun]
  • being in a state of academic probation:a probationary student.
    1. of or relating to convicted offenders who are on probation:probationary corrections officers.
    2. of or relating to the period or time of probation:a probationary period of one year.
    See -prob-.
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    pro•ba•tion /proʊˈbeɪʃən/USA pronunciation   n. 
    1. the status or period of trial for a student who has failing marks or bad behavior:He was put on probation for assaulting another student.
    2. Lawthe status of a convicted offender who has been allowed to go free under the supervision of a probation officer:The courts released him on probation.
    pro•ba•tion•al, adj. See -prob-.

    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    pro•ba•tion  (prō bāshən),USA pronunciation n. 
    1. the act of testing.
    2. the testing or trial of a person's conduct, character, qualifications, or the like.
    3. the state or period of such testing or trial.
    4. Law
      • a method of dealing with offenders, esp. young persons guilty of minor crimes or first offenses, by allowing them to go at large under supervision of a probation officer.
      • the state of having been conditionally released.
    5. Educationa trial period or condition of students in certain educational institutions who are being permitted to redeem failures, misconduct, etc.
    6. the testing or trial of a candidate for membership in a religious body or order, for holy orders, etc.
    7. [Archaic.]proof.
    pro•bation•al, pro•ba•tion•ar•y  (prō bāshən),USA pronunciation adj.  pro•bation•ship′, n. 
    • Latin probātiōn- (stem of probātiō). See probate, -ion
    • 1375–1425; late Middle English probacion

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    probation /prəˈbeɪʃən/ n
    1. a system of dealing with offenders by placing them under the supervision of a probation officer
    2. on probationunder the supervision of a probation officer
    3. undergoing a test period
    4. a trial period, as for a teacher, religious novitiate, etc

    proˈbational, proˈbationary adj
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