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regionalismnoun

uk   /ˈriː.dʒən.əl.ɪ.zəm/ us   /ˈriː.dʒən.əl.ɪ.zəm/
[U] politics a feeling of loyalty to a particular part of a country and a wish for it to be more politically independent
[C] language a phrase, custom, etc. that is used or found only in a particular part of a country or area: "Spider" is a New England regionalism for a type of frying pan.
(Definition of regionalism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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regionalismnoun [C]

us   /ˈri·dʒə·nəlˌɪz·əm/
a word or expression characteristic of a particular area: "Spider" is a New England regionalism for a type of frying pan.
(Definition of regionalism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “regionalism”
in Chinese (Simplified) 地方分权主义, 土话, 方言词语…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地方分權主義, 土話, 方言詞語…
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