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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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