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  1. prov·ince
    IPA[ˈprävəns]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: province, plural noun: provinces

    • noun

      a principal administrative division of a country or empire:

      Northern Ireland:

    • a former province of South Africa, containing the Cape of Good Hope. The area became a British colony in 1814; it was known as Cape Colony from then until 1910, when it joined the Union of South Africa. In 1994 it was divided into the provinces of Northern Cape, Western Cape, and Eastern Cape.
    • noun

      (in Canada) a province whose per capita tax revenue exceeds a national average and therefore does not receive equalization payments from the federal government.
    • a former province of South Africa, containing the Cape of Good Hope. The area became a British colony in 1814; it was known as Cape Colony from then until 1910, when it joined the Union of South Africa. In 1994 it was divided into the provinces of Northern Cape, Western Cape, and Eastern Cape.
    • former name (until 2002) for the province of Limpopo in South Africa
    • noun

      (in Canada) a province whose per capita tax revenue exceeds a national average and therefore does not receive equalization payments from the federal government.
    • noun

      (in Canada) a province whose per capita tax revenue falls below a national average and is therefore entitled to receive equalization payments from the federal government.
    • a name for Quebec
    • a name for Quebec
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