[pruh-vin-shuh l] /prəˈvɪn ʃəl/
belonging or peculiar to some particular ; local:
the provincial newspaper.
of or relating to the :
provincial customs; provincial dress.
having or showing the manners, viewpoints, etc., considered characteristic of unsophisticated inhabitants of a ; rustic; narrow or illiberal; parochial:
a provincial point of view.
(often initial capital letter) Fine Arts. noting or pertaining to the styles of architecture, furniture, etc., found in the , especially when imitating styles currently or formerly in fashion in or around the capital:
History/Historical. of or relating to any of the American of Great Britain.
a person who lives in or comes from the provinces.
a person who lacks urban sophistication or broad-mindedness.
conducted between or involving two or more provinces
of or connected with a province
characteristic of or connected with the provinces; local
having attitudes and opinions supposedly common to people living in the provinces; rustic or unsophisticated; limited
(NZ) denoting a football team representing a province, one of the historical administrative areas of New Zealand
a person lacking the sophistications of city life; rustic or narrow-minded individual
a person coming from or resident in a province or the provinces
the head of an ecclesiastical province
the head of a major territorial subdivision of a religious order
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.
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.”
[prok-suh-muh l] /ˈprɒk sə məl/ adjective 1. situated toward the point of origin or attachment, as of a limb or bone. Compare (def 1). /ˈprɒksɪməl/ adjective 1. (anatomy) situated close to the centre, median line, or point of attachment or origin Compare distal 2. another word for proximate adj. 1727, from Latin proximus “nearest, next” […]
- Interproximal space
interproximal space n. The space between adjacent teeth in a dental arch.
[in-ter-pyoo-puh-ler-ee] /ˌɪn tərˈpyu pəˌlɛr i/ adjective, Anatomy. 1. between the pupils of the eyes: interpupillary distance. interpupillary in·ter·pu·pil·lar·y (ĭn’tər-pyōō’pə-lěr’ē) adj. Occurring between the pupils of the eyes, referring especially to the distance between the pupils.
[in-ter-kwawr-tahyl, -til] /ˌɪn tərˈkwɔr taɪl, -tɪl/ noun, Statistics. 1. the range of values of a frequency distribution between the first and third . /ˌɪntəˈkwɔːtaɪl/ noun 1. (statistics) the difference between the value of a variable below which lie 25 per cent of the population, and that below which lie 75 per cent: a measure of […]