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Definition of "provinciality" [pro•vin•ci•al•i•ty]

  • See provincialism. (noun)
  • Ecology The restriction of the range of a plant or animal population to a province or group of provinces. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "provinciality" in a sentence
  • "But we have got fixed in our minds that a more full and harmonious development of their humanity is what the Nonconformists most want, that narrowness, one-sidedness, and incompleteness is what they most suffer from; [xix] in a word, that in what we call provinciality they abound, but in what we may call totality they fall short."
  • "I have noticed among my Mexican friends a certain provinciality."
  • "Though he concedes I lack "provinciality," I must say this sure is pretty fuddlin 'stuff to us boondoctors."