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n. pl. pro·vin·ci·al·i·ties
2. Ecology The restriction of the range of a plant or animal population to a province or group of provinces.
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(prəˌvɪn ʃiˈæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. provincial character; provincialism.
2. a provincial characteristic.
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Yeats, who thought they could transcend the provincialities of Anglo-Irish, British or Catholic Ireland's culture simply by reproducing some aspects held in common between those cultures and excluding from representation those often equally essential elements that divided them.