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provincial

adjective     /prəˈvɪn.ʃəl/
relating to an area that is governed as part of a country or an empire: provincial governmentsParts of countries C2 in or from the parts of the country that are not the capital city: The majority of young professionals in the capital have moved there from provincial towns.Parts of countries disapproving having opinions and ideas that are old-fashioned and simple: provincial attitudesOld or old-fashionedThe elderly provincialism     /-ɪ.zəm/ noun [U] disapproving
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