Regionalism - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈriːdʒənəlɪzəm|  American pronunciation of the word regionalism
Brit.  |ˈriːdʒənəlɪzəm|  British pronunciation of the word regionalism

noun

- a feature (as a pronunciation or expression or custom) that is characteristic of a particular region
- a foreign policy that defines the international interests of a country in terms of particular geographic areas
- loyalty to the interests of a particular region

Examples

The residents have a strong sense of regionalism.

The word “pop” for “soda” is a Midwest regionalism.

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