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province

noun  /ˈprɑv·ɪns/ us  

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.
Translations of “province”
in Korean 주, 도, 지방…
in Arabic مُقاطَعة…
in French province…
in Turkish eyalet, bölge…
in Italian provincia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地區, 省…
in Russian область, провинция…
in Polish prowincja…
in Spanish provincia…
in Portuguese província…
in German die Provinz…
in Catalan província…
in Japanese 州, 省…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地区, 省…
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