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prov·ince / ˈprävins/ • n. 1. a principal administrative division of certain countries or empires: Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province. ∎  (the provinces) the whole of a country outside the capital, esp. when regarded as lacking in sophistication or culture: I made my way home to the dreary provinces by train. ∎  an area of the world with respect to its flora, fauna, or physical characteristics: the inaccessibility of underwater igneous provinces. ∎  Christian Church a district under an archbishop or a metropolitan. ∎  Roman Hist. a territory outside Italy under a Roman governor. 2. (one's province) an area of special knowledge, interest, or responsibility: she knew little about wine—that had been her father's province.

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province district, region XIV; territory outside Italy under Roman rule, hence gen.; department of activity XVII. — (O)F. — L. prōvincia charge, official duty, administration or region of conquered territory; of unkn. orig.
So provincial XIV. Hence provincialism XVIII.

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province
1. A large region or area that may be considered as a discrete unit because of similar features which occur throughout it.

2. In geography, an area of land or sea in one climatic belt.

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province
1. Region or area of large extent with similar features throughout and capable of being considered as a unit.

2. In geography, an area of land or sea in one climatic belt.

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PROVINCE

The district into which a country has been divided; as, the province of Ontario in Canada. More loosely, a sphere of activity or a profession such as medicine or law.

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