Definition of regionalism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    regionalism

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈriːdʒənəlɪzəm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈriːdʒənəlɪzəm//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable] a feature of a language that exists in a particular part of a country, and is not part of the standard language
  2. 2[uncountable] the desire of the people who live in a particular region of a country to have more political and economic independence Regionalism is on the rise in Europe. the cause of English regionalism
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: regionalism