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The district into which a country has been divided; as, the province of Ontario in Canada. More loosely, a sphere of activity or a profession such as medicine or law.

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PROVINCE. Sometimes this signifies the district into which a country has been divided; as, the province of Canterbury, in England the province of Languedoc, in France. Sometimes it means a dependency or colony; as, the province of New Brunswick. It is sometimes used figuratively, to signify power or authority; as, it is the province of the court to judge of the law, that of the jury to decide on the facts.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Chown, "Oblique Archean subduction: Accretion and exhumation of an oceanic arc during dextral transpression, Southern Volcanic Zone, Abitibi Subprovince Canada," Precambrian Research, vol.
Opatica (27) represents the survey zone across the Opatica, Opinaca, and La Grande geological subprovinces. TABLE 3: Mean annual precipitation, mean atmospheric deposition, and best/fitted [a.sub.ij], [b.sub.ij], and [c.sub.j].
This subprovince penetrates the northern part of the state of Mexico at 3 points and covers 1,415.29 [km.sup.2] (6.08% of the state's total area).
Kurschner (1986) designated the combined area as the Omano-Makranian subprovince of Zohary's Nubo-Sindian province of the Sudanian region, and Leonard (1989) recognised an Omano-Sindian area.
As a result, the avifauna of these areas exhibit greater similarity to those of the Eastern Siberian subprovince than to those of Chukotka.
These volcanic rocks host quartz veins that carry some sulphides plus gold-silver mineralisation, and constitute an important metallogenic subprovince.
The Destiny project hosts the DAC Gold Deposit, one of several mineralized zones along a six km segment of the Despinassy shear which splays from the regionally extensive Chicobi Fault in the Abitibi subprovince. The DAC Deposit has Indicated Mineral Resources of 10.8 million tonnes at an average grade of 1.05 g/t gold and Inferred Mineral Resources of approximately 8.3 million tonnes at an average grade of 0.92 g/t gold using a 0.5 g/t gold cut-off grade.
The municipality of Baler became the capital of Aurora, then a subprovince of Quezon province, by virtue of Republic Act No.
The study area belongs to the Bejaran-Gredensean sector, Carpetan-Leonese biogeogaphical subprovince, Iberian Western Mediterranean province, Western Mediterranean subregion, Mediterranean region (Rivas-Martinez & al., 2007; Sanchez-Mata, 2015).