- adj. 省的；地方性的；偏狭的
- n. 粗野的人；乡下人；外地人
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- provincial (adj.)
- late 14c., "pertaining to a province," from Old French provincial "belonging to a particular province (of friars)" (13c.), from Latin provincialis "of a province," from provincia (see province).
Meaning "of the small towns and countryside" (as opposed to the capital and urban center) is from 1630s, a borrowed idiom from French, transferred from sense of "particular to the province," hence "local." Suggestive of rude, petty, or narrow society by 1755. Classical Latin provincialis seems not to have had this tinge. In British use, with reference to the American colonies, from 1680s.
- provincial (n.)
- late 14c., "ecclesiastical head of a province," from provincial (adj.). From c. 1600 as "native or inhabitant of a province;" from 1711 as "country person."
- 1. Times become more flexible off-season, especially in the smaller provincial museums.
- 2. Her story is sharply evocative of Italian provincial life.
- 3. A provincial magistrates' court last week ruled it unconstitutional.
- 4. Six new members have been inducted into the Provincial Cabinet.
- 5. Guerillas captured and briefly held an important provincial capital.
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