Meaning of “province” in the English Dictionary

"province" in British English

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provincenoun

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 capital city

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province noun (SUBJECT)

sb's province formal

a subject or activity of special interest, knowledge, or responsibility:

Renaissance art is not really his province - he specializes in the modern period.
Marketing is within the province of the sales department.

(Definition of “province” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"province" in American English

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provincenoun

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 country outside its capital or most important city.

province noun (SUBJECT)

[ U ] fml a subject or activity of special interest, knowledge, or responsibility:

Architecture is within the province of the art department.

(Definition of “province” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)