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City vs. Province

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Citynoun

A large settlement, bigger than a town.

‘São Paulo is one of the largest cities in South America.’;

Provincenoun

A region of the earth or of a continent; a district or country.

Citynoun

A settlement granted special status by royal charter or letters patent; traditionally, a settlement with a cathedral regardless of size.

Provincenoun

An administrative subdivision of certain countries, including Canada and China.

Citynoun

(Australia) The central business district; downtown.

‘I'm going into the city today to do some shopping.’;

Provincenoun

(Roman history) An area outside Italy which is administered by a Roman governor.

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Citynoun

A large town.

Provincenoun

(Christianity) An area under the jurisdiction of an archbishop, typically comprising a number of adjacent dioceses.

Citynoun

A corporate town; in the United States, a town or collective body of inhabitants, incorporated and governed by a mayor and aldermen or a city council consisting of a board of aldermen and a common council; in Great Britain, a town corporate, which is or has been the seat of a bishop, or the capital of his see.

‘A city is a town incorporated; which is, or has been, the see of a bishop; and though the bishopric has been dissolved, as at Westminster, it yet remaineth a city.’; ‘When Gorges constituted York a city, he of course meant it to be the seat of a bishop, for the word city has no other meaning in English law.’;

Provincenoun

The parts of a country outside its capital city.

Citynoun

The collective body of citizens, or inhabitants of a city.

Provincenoun

An area of activity, responsibility or knowledge; the proper concern of a particular person or concept.

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Cityadjective

Of or pertaining to a city.

Provincenoun

A country or region, more or less remote from the city of Rome, brought under the Roman government; a conquered country beyond the limits of Italy.

Citynoun

a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts;

‘Ancient Troy was a great city’;

Provincenoun

A country or region dependent on a distant authority; a portion of an empire or state, esp. one remote from the capital.

Citynoun

an incorporated administrative district established by state charter;

‘the city raised the tax rate’;

Provincenoun

A region of country; a tract; a district.

‘Over many a tractof heaven they marched, and many a province wide.’; ‘Other provinces of the intellectual world.’;

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Citynoun

people living in a large densely populated municipality;

‘the city voted for Republicans in 1994’;

Provincenoun

A region under the supervision or direction of any special person; the district or division of a country, especially an ecclesiastical division, over which one has jurisdiction; as, the province of Canterbury, or that in which the archbishop of Canterbury exercises ecclesiastical authority.

Citynoun

a large town

‘one of Italy's most beautiful cities’; ‘the city council’;

Provincenoun

The proper or appropriate business or duty of a person or body; office; charge; jurisdiction; sphere.

‘The woman'sprovince is to be careful in her economy, and chaste in her affection.’;

Citynoun

a town created a city by charter and usually containing a cathedral.

Provincenoun

Specif.: Any political division of the Dominion of Canada, having a governor, a local legislature, and representation in the Dominion parliament. Hence, colloquially, The Provinces, the Dominion of Canada.

Citynoun

a municipal centre incorporated by the state or province.

Provincenoun

the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation;

‘his state is in the deep south’;

Citynoun

a place or situation characterized by a specified attribute

‘the staff were in turmoil—it was panic city’;

Provincenoun

the proper sphere or extent of your activities;

‘it was his province to take care of himself’;

Citynoun

short for City of London

Provincenoun

a principal administrative division of a country or empire

‘Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province’;

Citynoun

the financial and commercial institutions located in the City of London

‘the Budget got a stony reception from the City’; ‘a City analyst’;

Provincenoun

Northern Ireland

‘all-party talks on the future of the Province’;

City

A city is a large human settlement. It can be defined as a permanent and densely settled place with administratively defined boundaries whose members work primarily on non-agricultural tasks.

Provincenoun

a district under an archbishop or a metropolitan.

Provincenoun

a territory outside Italy under a Roman governor.

Provincenoun

the whole of a country outside the capital, especially when regarded as lacking in sophistication or culture

‘I made my way home to the dreary provinces by train’;

Provincenoun

an area of special knowledge, interest, or responsibility

‘she knew little about wine—that had been her father's province’;

Province

A province is almost always an administrative division within a country or state. The term derives from the ancient Roman provincia, which was the major territorial and administrative unit of the Roman Empire's territorial possessions outside Italy.

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