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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin provincia 'Roman land', from vincere 'to defeat'

province

noun
     
Related topics: Geography
prov‧ince W3
1 also Province [countable]SG one of the large areas into which some countries are divided, and which usually has its own local government:
a Chinese province
2

the provinces

SG the parts of a country that are not near the capital
3 [singular] formal a subject that someone knows a lot about or something that only they are responsible for
province of
Computers were once the exclusive province of scientists and mathematicians.

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