- regionalism [rē′jən əliz΄əm]n.1. the division of a country into small administrative regions2. regional quality or character3. devotion to one's own geographical region4. a word, custom, etc. peculiar to a specific region5. 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 charactersregionalistn., adj.regionalisticadj.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.