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province

1. a territory governed as a unit of a country or empire
2. a district, territory, or region
3. those parts of a country lying outside the capital and other large cities and regarded as outside the mainstream of sophisticated culture
4. Ecology a subdivision of a region, characterized by a particular fauna and flora
5. an area or branch of learning, activity, etc.
6. RC Church Church of England an ecclesiastical territory, usually consisting of several dioceses, and having an archbishop or metropolitan at its head
7. a major administrative and territorial subdivision of a religious order
8. History a region of the Roman Empire outside Italy ruled by a governor from Rome

Province

 

in physical geography, one of the morphological parts of a physiographic region. A province consists of a group of interrelated natural landmarks associated with individual large-scale relief forms (for example, with drainage divides or river valleys and terraces) or with variations in the depth of occurrence of the same type of (pre-Anthropogene) bedrock (for example, karstic limestone under a cover of loess loams). In physiographic science complex systems of similar natural landmarks that have merged in the process of their development (for example, upland swamps in taiga landscapes) and parts of a landscape that differ in the quantitative ratios of areas occupied by different types of natural landmarks (for example, pine forests and swamps in the taiga) with the same qualitative composition are also considered provinces. In geographic literature the term “province” is also used in a general sense to designate an area with a unique combination of natural conditions.

A. G. ISACHENKO

province

[′präv·əns]
(oceanography)
An area composed of a grouping of like bathymetric elements whose features are in obvious contrast with surrounding regions.
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Mercier-Langevin, "Multistage gold mineralization at the Lapa mine, Abitibi Subprovince: Insights into auriferous hydrothermal and metasomatic processes in the Cadillac-Larder Lake Fault Zone," Mineralium Deposita, vol.
Subprovince of the Anahuac Lakes and Volcanoes in the State of Mexico
The property covers a 22-km segment of the La Grande volcano-sedimentary belt in the La Grande Subprovince.
The occurrences in northern China may represent the southern margin of this greater Asiatic realm, recognized by Kobayashi (1972) as a North Asiatic subprovince (of an Asiatic-Mediterranean province) particularly rich in 'corynexochids' and 'ptychopariids'.
Physiographically, it is part of the Sonoran Desert province and the Sonoran Mountains and Plains subprovince (Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Geografia, INEGI), http://mapserver.inegi.gob.
and Murphy, J.B., 2004, Archean molasse basin evolution and magmatism, Wabigoon Subprovince, Canada: Journal of Geology, v.
The Riga batholith forms the southern part of the Riga--Aland--Bothnia rapakivi subprovince (Puura & Floden 1999; Ramo & Korja 2000; Haapala et al.
Metamorphism, microstructure, and 4O Ar/39 Ar thermochronology of the Humboldt Bay High Strain Zone, Wabigoon Subprovince, Lake Nipigon, Ontario
The mussel and snail assemblage of Bayou Bartholomew at this station closely resembles that described for the Saline River in Arkansas (Gordon 1981; Harris and Gordon, 1987; 1990), and may indicate that Bayou Bartholomew represents, zoogeographically, the southern tip of the Ozarkian subprovince of the Mississippi Interior Basin.
The area covered is in a geologic division known as the "Barrancas" subprovince which is a part of the "Sierra Madre Occidental" province extending 1,200 km from the Neovolcanic axis of central Mexico through the states of Durango, Chihuahua, and Sonora to the U.S.
The subprovince of Biliran became a province after the majority vote in a plebiscite ratified Republic Act No.