Definition of provincial adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    provincial

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//prəˈvɪnʃl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//prəˈvɪnʃl//
     
    House location
     
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  1. 1[only before noun] connected with one of the large areas that some countries are divided into, with its own local government provincial assemblies/elections
  2. 2[only before noun] (sometimes disapproving) connected with the parts of a country that do not include the capital city a provincial town Wordfinderisolated, location, neighbourhood, outskirts, provincial, residential, rough, rural, suburban, urban See related entries: House location
  3. 3(disapproving) unwilling to consider new or different ideas or things synonym narrow-minded In spite of his education and travels, he has remained very provincial.
  4. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin provincialis ‘belonging to a province’, from provincia ‘charge, province’, of uncertain ultimate origin.
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