provincial

[ pruh-vin-shuhl ]
/ prəˈvɪn ʃəl /

adjective

noun


Nearby words

  1. providing,
  2. province,
  3. provincetown,
  4. provincetown print,
  5. provincewide,
  6. provincial council,
  7. provincial police,
  8. provincialism,
  9. provincialist,
  10. provinciality

Origin of provincial

1300–50; Middle English (noun and adj.) < Latin prōvinciālis. See province, -al1

Related forms
Can be confusedprovidential provincial

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British Dictionary definitions for provincial

provincial

/ (prəˈvɪnʃəl) /

adjective

noun

Derived Formsprovinciality (prəˌvɪnʃɪˈælɪtɪ), nounprovincially, adverb

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