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Definition of provincial adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    provincial

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//prəˈvɪnʃl//
     
     
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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
  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.
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  5. NAmE//prəˈvɪnʃəli//
     
    adverb
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