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Definition of province noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] one of the areas that some countries are divided into, with its own local government the provinces of Canada
  2. 2the provinces [plural] all the parts of a country except the capital city a shy young man from the provinces
  3. 3[singular] (formal) a person's particular area of knowledge, interest, or responsibility Such decisions are normally the province of higher management. I'm afraid the matter is outside my province (= I cannot or need not deal with it).
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: province