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  • noun
    The way of life or mode of thought characteristic of the regions outside the capital city of a country, especially when regarded as unsophisticated or narrow-minded. (book-loving Belle was burning to escape the provincialism of her village)
    Concern for one's own area or region at the expense of national or supranational unity.
    A word or phrase peculiar to a local area. (if an idiom is a provincialism, it is likely to be found in a dialect dictionary)
    The degree to which plant or animal communities are restricted to particular areas. (the lack of provincialism in Silurian fauna)


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