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.
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.
(British) Northern Ireland
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.
See nation'' for notes regarding the usage of ''national to refer to the UK and its member states.
A subject of a nation.
(usually, in the plural) A tournament in which participants from all over the nation compete.
- The diplomats were advised not to interact with any foreign nationals except on official duty.
- After winning the regional tournament, the team advanced to the nationals .