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prov·ince

 (prŏv′ĭns)
n.
1. A territory governed as an administrative or political unit of a country or empire.
2. Ecclesiastical A division of territory under the jurisdiction of a metropolitan.
3. provinces Areas of a country situated away from the capital or population center.
4. An area of knowledge, activity, or interest: a topic falling within the province of ancient history. See Synonyms at field.
5. The range of one's proper duties and functions; scope.
6. Ecology An area of land, less extensive than a region, having a characteristic plant and animal population.
7. Any of various lands outside Italy conquered by the Romans and administered by them as self-contained units.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin prōvincia.]
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province

(ˈprɒvɪns)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a territory governed as a unit of a country or empire
2. (Human Geography) a district, territory, or region
3. (Human Geography) the provinces (plural) those parts of a country lying outside the capital and other large cities and regarded as outside the mainstream of sophisticated culture
4. (Biology) ecology a subdivision of a region, characterized by a particular fauna and flora
5. (Education) an area or branch of learning, activity, etc
6. the field or extent of a person's activities or office
7. (Ecclesiastical Terms) RC Church Church of England an ecclesiastical territory, usually consisting of several dioceses, and having an archbishop or metropolitan at its head
8. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a major administrative and territorial subdivision of a religious order
9. (Historical Terms) history a region of the Roman Empire outside Italy ruled by a governor from Rome
[C14: from Old French, from Latin prōvincia conquered territory]
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prov•ince

(ˈprɒv ɪns)

n.
1. an administrative division or unit of a country, esp. any of the 10 principal political units of Canada.
2. the provinces, the parts of a country outside of the capital or the largest cities.
3. a country, territory, district, or region.
4.
a. a major region of the earth or biosphere.
b. a biogeographic zone characterized by its dominant plants and animals.
5. a department or branch of learning or activity: the province of mathematics.
6. a sphere or field of activity or authority, as of a person.
7. an ecclesiastical territorial division, as that within which an archbishop or a metropolitan exercises jurisdiction.
8. a country or territory of the Roman Empire outside of Italy administered by a governor sent from Rome.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French < Latin prōvincia province, official charge]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.province - the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nationprovince - the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south"
administrative district, administrative division, territorial division - a district defined for administrative purposes
commonwealth - the official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico)
country, land, state - the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
eparchy - a province in ancient Greece
American state - one of the 50 states of the United States
Italian region - Italy is divided into 20 regions for administrative purposes
Canadian province - Canada is divided into 12 provinces for administrative purposes
Australian state - one of the several states constituting Australia
Soviet Socialist Republic - one of the states that formerly made up the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (1922-1991)
2.province - the proper sphere or extent of your activities; "it was his province to take care of himself"
arena, domain, sphere, orbit, area, field - a particular environment or walk of life; "his social sphere is limited"; "it was a closed area of employment"; "he's out of my orbit"
ecclesiastical province - the district within the jurisdiction of an archbishop or a metropolitan or one of the territorial divisions of an ecclesiastical order; "the general of the Jesuits has several provinces under him"
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province

noun
1. region, section, county, district, territory, zone, patch, colony, domain, dependency, tract the Algarve, Portugal's southernmost province
2. area, business, concern, responsibility, part, line, charge, role, post, department, field, duty, function, employment, capacity, orbit, sphere, turf (U.S. slang), pigeon (Brit. informal) Industrial research is the province of the Department of Trade and Industry.

Canadian provinces

ProvinceAbbreviation
AlbertaAB
British ColumbiaBC
ManitobaMB
New BrunswickNB
NewfoundlandNF
Northwest TerritoriesNWT
Nova ScotiaNS
NunavutNU
OntarioON
Prince Edward IslandPE
QuebecPQ
SaskatchewanSK
Yukon TerritoryYT

South African provinces and provincial capitals

ProvinceCapital
Eastern CapeBisho
Free StateBloemfontein
GautengJohannesburg
KwaZulu-NatalPietermaritzburg
LimpopoPietersburg
MpumalangaNelspruit
North-WestMafikeng
Northern CapeKimberley
Western CapeCape Town
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province

noun
1. An area subject to rule by an outside power:
2. A sphere of activity, experience, study, or interest:
Slang: bag.
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Translations
إقْليم، مُقاطَعَه
provincie
provins
läänimaakuntaprovinssi
skattland; fylki; héraî
provincia
provincialusprovincija
perifērijaprovince
provincia
pokrajina
областпаланка
provins
tỉnh

province

[ˈprɒvɪns] N
1. (Geog) → provincia f
they live in the provincesviven en provincias
2. (fig) (= area of knowledge, activity etc) → esfera f, campo m; (= jurisdiction etc) → competencia f
it's not within my provinceno es de mi competencia
3. (Rel) → arzobispado m
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province

[ˈprɒvɪns]
n
(region of a country)province f
(area of responsibility or competence) [person] → domaine m
provinces npl (away from the capital city) the provinces → la province
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province

n
Provinz f
provinces pl the provincesdie Provinz
(fig: = area of knowledge, activity etc) → Gebiet nt, → Bereich m; it’s not (within) my provincedas fällt nicht in meinen Bereich or mein Gebiet; it’s outside the province of sciencees liegt außerhalb des wissenschaftlichen Gebiets or Bereichs
(= area of authority)Kompetenzbereich m; that’s not my provincedafür bin ich nicht zuständig
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province

[ˈprɒvɪns] nprovincia
they live in the provinces → vivono in provincia
it's not within my province (fig) → questo non rientra nel mio campo
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province

(ˈprovins) noun
a division of a country, empire etc. Britain was once a Roman province.
proˈvincial (-ˈvinʃəl) adjective
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According to the most recent revision of Iberian Peninsula biogeographical classification by RIVAS-Martinez (2005) the study area is included in the Mediterranean Region, the Western Mediterranean Subregion, the Mediterranean West Iberian Province, the Lusitanian-Extremadurean Subprovince, the Marianic-Monchiquensean Sector and the Alentejan District.
This gold belt is located on the southern flank of the Pontiac metasedimentary subprovince while the gold endowed Cadillac Break straddles its northern border.
Guimaras, a former subprovince of Iloilo, has five towns: Jordan, Nueva Valencia, San Lorenzo, Sibunag and Buenavista.
After the onset of the most recent case, four to five mOPV2 supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) were conducted in the health zones (subprovince areas) nearest to the identified cases and two in the remainder of the province (Figure 1).
the 1833 Ma post-orogenic Taadikvere massif, and some of the felsic rapakivi and related mafic rock intrusions: Marjamaa, Naissaare, Neeme, Abja and Sigula, which belong to the 1620-1650 Ma Wiborg rapakivi subprovince (Laitakari et al.
A former subprovince of Nueva Vizcaya, it occupied the forest area inhabited by various indigenous peoples' tribal groups.
The Abitibi Subprovince is an Archean greenstone belt dominated by volcanosedimentary rocks and sedimentary basins intruded by several types of granitoid rocks (Figure 1).
Archer, "Geology of the Archean intrusion-hosted La-Grande-Sud Au-Cu prospect, La Grande Subprovince, James Bay region, Quebec," Economic Geology, vol.
The largest difference can be found in comparison with the biogeographical division of the Czech Republic by Culek (1996), where Bohemian lowlands are not distinguished from the Hercynian subprovince at the hierarchical level of subprovinces but only in finer subdivision.
U-Pb age and Nd isotopic evidence for crustal recycling and Archean terrane development in the south-central Wabigoon subprovince, Canada.
From a biogeographic point of view, the study area is included in the Cantabrian-Atlantic subprovince of the Eurosiberian region (Rivas-Martinez & al, 2014).