Province vs National - What's the difference?

province | national |


As nouns the difference between province and national

is that province is a subdivision of government usually one step below the national level; (canada) one of ten of canada's federated entities, recognized by the constitution and having a separate representative of the sovereign (compare territory) while national is a subject of a nation.

As a proper noun province

is (british) northern ireland.

As an adjective national is

of or having to do with a nation.

province

Noun

(en noun)
  • A subdivision of government usually one step below the national level; (Canada) one of ten of Canada's federated entities, recognized by the Constitution and having a separate representative of the Sovereign (compare territory).
  • A territorial area within a country.
  • A jurisdiction; a (literal or figurative) area of authority.
  • Derived terms

    * provincehood * provincewide

    Coordinate terms

    * canton * county * department * oblast * shire * state

    Proper noun

  • (British) Northern Ireland
  • ----

    national

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or having to do with a nation.
  • (by extension) Of or having to do with a country (sovereign state).
  • Import tariffs were raised for the national interest.

    Usage notes

    See nation'' for notes regarding the usage of ''national to refer to the UK and its member states.

    Derived terms

    * international * nationally * nationalistic

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A subject of a nation.
  • The diplomats were advised not to interact with any foreign nationals except on official duty.
  • (usually, in the plural) A tournament in which participants from all over the nation compete.
  • After winning the regional tournament, the team advanced to the nationals .