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"province" in British English

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uk   /ˈprɒv.ɪns/  us   /ˈprɑː.vɪns/
  • province noun (REGION)

C2 [C] an ​area that is ​governed as ​part of a ​country or an empire: the ​Canadian province of Alberta
the provinces [plural]
the ​parts of a ​country that are not the ​capitalcity

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  • province noun (SUBJECT)

sb's province formal
a ​subject or ​activity of ​specialinterest, ​knowledge, or ​responsibility: Renaissanceart is not really his province - he ​specializes in the ​modernperiod. Marketing is within the province of the ​salesdepartment.
(Definition of province from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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 us   /ˈprɑv·ɪns/
  • province noun (REGION)

[C] a ​division of a ​country that has ​its own ​government: The province of Quebec has ​voted several ​times on independence from Canada.
[C] The provinces are the ​parts of a ​countryoutsideitscapital or most ​importantcity.
  • province noun (SUBJECT)

[U] fml a ​subject or ​activity of ​specialinterest, ​knowledge, or ​responsibility: Architecture is within the province of the ​artdepartment.
(Definition of province from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “province”
in Korean 주, 도, 지방…
in Arabic مُقاطَعة…
in Malaysian wilayah…
in French province…
in Russian область, провинция…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地區, 省…
in Italian provincia…
in Turkish eyalet, bölge…
in Polish prowincja…
in Spanish provincia…
in Vietnamese tỉnh…
in Portuguese província…
in Thai จังหวัด…
in German die Provinz…
in Catalan província…
in Japanese 州, 省…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地区, 省…
in Indonesian provinsi…
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