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  1. provincialism

    • IPA[prəˈvɪnʃəlɪz(ə)m]

    英式

    • n.
      the way of life characteristic of the regions outside the capital city of a country, especially when regarded as unsophisticated or narrow-minded;narrow-mindedness, insularity, or lack of sophistication
    • noun: provincialism, plural noun: provincialisms

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    名詞

    • 1. the way of life 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
    • narrow-mindedness, insularity, or lack of sophistication the provincialism of modern novelists
    • 2. concern for one's own area or region at the expense of national or supranational unity the President warned that focusing on relations with close neighbours would lead to political provincialism
    • 3. 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
    • 4. the degree to which plant or animal communities are restricted to particular areas the lack of provincialism in Silurian fauna
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    • IPA[prəˈvin(t)SHəˌliz(ə)m]

    美式

    • n.
      the way of life or mode of thought characteristic of the regions outside the capital city of a ... book-loving Belle was burning to escape the provincialism of her village

    Oxford American Dictionary