Province vs Provincialism - What's the difference?

province | provincialism |


As nouns the difference between province and provincialism

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 provincialism is the quality of being provincial; having provincial tastes, mentality, manners.

As a proper noun province

is (british) northern ireland.

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
  • ----

    provincialism

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The quality of being provincial; having provincial tastes, mentality, manners.
  • The blacksmith's provincialism showed in his speech and manner
  • (linguistics) A word or locution characteristic of a region or district.
  • * 1875 , , Manual of English Rhetoric , New York: American Book Company, p 79:
  • Prose is allowed less liberty in this respect; but no one nowadays would maintain that the adoption of a provincialism into the literary dialect is absolutely prohibited.

    Synonyms

    * (linguistics) regionalism