Definitions for regionalismˈri dʒə nlˌɪz əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•gion•al•ismˈri dʒə nlˌɪz əm(n.)

  1. the principle or system of dividing a city, state, etc., into separate administrative regions.

    Category: Government

  2. a speech form, expression, custom, or other feature peculiar to or characteristic of a particular area.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  3. devotion to the interests of one's own region.

  4. (sometimes cap.) the theory or practice of emphasizing regional characteristics in a work of literature or a painting.

    Category: Literature

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. regionalism(noun)

    a feature (as a pronunciation or expression or custom) that is characteristic of a particular region

  2. regionalism(noun)

    a foreign policy that defines the international interests of a country in terms of particular geographic areas

  3. regionalism(noun)

    loyalty to the interests of a particular region


  1. regionalism(Noun)

    Affection, often excessive, to one's own region and to everything related to it.

  2. regionalism(Noun)

    Political tendency to concede forms of politico-administrative autonomy to regions.

  3. regionalism(Noun)

    A word or phrase originating in, characteristic of, or limited to a region.


  1. Regionalism

    Regionalism is an American realist modern art movement that was popular during the 1930s. The artistic focus was from artists who shunned city life, and rapidly developing technological advances, to create scenes of rural life. Regionalist style was at its height from 1930 to 1935, and is best known through the so-called "Regionalist Triumvirate" of Grant Wood in Iowa, Thomas Hart Benton in Missouri, and John Steuart Curry in Kansas. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, Regionalist art was widely appreciated for its reassuring images of the American heartland.

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