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prov·ince

province

 
 
pronunciation:
pra vihns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one of the divisions of some countries, each with its own government.
Canada is made up of ten provinces.
 
similar words:
county, domain, mandate, territory
definition 2: (plural) the parts of a country outside of its main cities (usually used with "the").
We go to the provinces for vacation.
synonyms:
country
similar words:
territory
definition 3: an area of knowledge, authority, or activity.
Prescribing medicine falls under the province of a doctor.
synonyms:
area, domain, realm
similar words:
arena, bag, business, circle, expertise, field, line, place, sphere, world
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