regionalism


regionalism
regionalism [rē′jən əliz΄əm]
n.
1. the division of a country into small administrative regions
2. regional quality or character
3. devotion to one's own geographical region
4. a word, custom, etc. peculiar to a specific region
5. Literature the usually realistic depiction in stories, plays, etc. of a particular region of a country, esp. a rural region, and of the influence of its history, customs, etc. on the lives of the characters
regionalist
n., adj.
regionalistic
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.