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Meaning of “regionalism” in the English Dictionary

"regionalism" in British English

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regionalismnoun

uk   us   /ˈriː.dʒən.əl.ɪ.zəm/
[U] politics a ​feeling of ​loyalty to a ​particularpart of a ​country and a ​wish for it to be more ​politicallyindependent [C] language a phrase, ​custom, etc. that is used or ​found only in a ​particularpart of a ​country or ​area: "Spider" is a New ​England regionalism for a ​type of ​fryingpan.
(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 ​expressioncharacteristic of a ​particulararea: "Spider" is a New England regionalism for a ​type of ​fryingpan.
(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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