Meaning of “province” in the English Dictionary

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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 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)