[ pruh-vin-shuhl ]
/ prəˈvɪn ʃəl /
belonging or peculiar to some particular province; local: the provincial newspaper.
of or relating to the provinces: provincial customs; provincial dress.
having or showing the manners, viewpoints, etc., considered characteristic of unsophisticated inhabitants of a province; rustic; narrow or illiberal; parochial: a provincial point of view.
(often initial capital letter) Fine Arts. noting or pertaining to the styles of architecture, furniture, etc., found in the provinces, especially when imitating styles currently or formerly in fashion in or around the capital: Italian Provincial.
History/Historical. of or relating to any of the American provinces of Great Britain.
Origin of provincial
pro·vin·cial·ly, adverbin·ter·pro·vin·cial, adjectivenon·pro·vin·cial, adjectivenon·pro·vin·cial·ly, adverb
qua·si-pro·vin·cial, adjectivequa·si-pro·vin·cial·ly, adverbsem·i·pro·vin·cial, adjectivesem·i·pro·vin·cial·ly, adverbsub·pro·vin·cial, adjective, nounun·pro·vin·cial, adjectiveun·pro·vin·cial·ly, adverb
Can be confusedprovidential provincial
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Examples from the Web for interprovincial
Mats are made at both Casiguran and Baler, and enter to a small extent, the interprovincial trade with neighboring provinces.Philippine Mats|Hugo H. Miller
British Dictionary definitions for interprovincial (1 of 2)
/ (ˌɪntəprəˈvɪnʃəl) /
conducted between or involving two or more provinces
British Dictionary definitions for interprovincial (2 of 2)
/ (prəˈvɪnʃəl) /
of or connected with a province
characteristic of or connected with the provinces; local
having attitudes and opinions supposedly common to people living in the provinces; rustic or unsophisticated; limited
NZ denoting a football team representing a province, one of the historical administrative areas of New Zealand
a person lacking the sophistications of city life; rustic or narrow-minded individual
a person coming from or resident in a province or the provinces
the head of an ecclesiastical province
the head of a major territorial subdivision of a religious order
Derived Formsprovinciality (prəˌvɪnʃɪˈælɪtɪ), nounprovincially, adverb
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