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1. An umbrella term used in many Telecom companies that covers the process of adding a new service or expanding an existing service.

2. A catchy term that clueless sales guys use to refer to the deployment of complicated services when talking with their even-more-clueless customers. Engineers sometimes use this term will sales guys and customers as well, to avoid the confusion caused by explaining the technical nature of their work.
Example 1

You: "I ordered this internet circuit three months ago; where the hell is it?"
Internet Service Provider: "Oh, it appears there was an error in the provisioning process and that circuit was dropped to Alabama instead of New York.

Example 2

Customer: "When is our internets and servers and things going to be up and running?
Sales douche: "Well sir, our engineers are almost done provisioning these items for you. Isn't that right, engineer?"
Engineer: "FML... Yes, I will be 'provisioning' your entire IT infrastructure by the end of the week, like our sales guy promised on my behalf."
Customer: "That word sounded fancy and not too technical! I feel better now."
by d3athp3nguin July 11, 2011
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In telecommunications terms, provisioning means to provide telecommunications services to a user. This includes providing all necessary hardware, software, and wiring or transmission devices.
Please be advised that provisioning of new services at DodgyISP inc. will be unavailable during christmas.
by Serge Rivest December 06, 2005
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