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localAdjective local (comparative more local , superlative most local )

From or in a nearby location. We prefer local produce.

    1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 22, The Mirror and the Lamp: Not unnaturally, “Auntie” took this communication in bad part. […] Next day she […] tried to recover her ward by the hair of the head. Then, thwarted, the wretched creature went to the police for help; she was versed in the law, and had perhaps spared no pains to keep on good terms with the local constabulary.
    2012 December 1, “An internet of airborne things”, The Economist, volume 405, number 8813, page 3 (Technology Quarterly):  A farmer could place an order for a new tractor part by text message and pay for it by mobile money-transfer. A supplier many miles away would then take the part to the local matternet station for airborne dispatch via drone.

(computing, of a variable or identifier) Having limited scope (either lexical or dynamic); only being accessible within a certain portion of a program.
(mathematics, not comparable, of a condition or state) Applying to each point in a space rather than the space as a whole.
(medicine) Of or pertaining to a restricted part of an organism. The patient didn't want to be sedated, so we applied only local anesthesia.
Descended from an indigenous population. Hawaiian Pidgin is spoken by the local population.

Etymology: (adjective) From Old French local, from Late Latin localis (“ belonging to a place ” ), from Latin locus (“ a place ” ).

Synonyms for local


Example Sentences Including 'local'

  • local Action Groups and local Development Strategies
  • local authorities nm local hospitals ("Krankenhausträger") träger")
  • local authorities • local development agencies • employment agencies
  • local, regional and national experts and representatives, local economy specialists, and local development boards.
  • local, regional and national experts and representatives, local economy specialists and local development bodies.
  • local work for local people using local resources means, in the first place, services.
  • local children have their say on local developments
  • local planning, especially local spatial planning, town and
  • You write for local news, huh? local newspaper.
  • local politician works to save a local firehouse.
  • local energy production, involving local and regional authorities


Similar Words

Local Supercluster - localisation - co-location - localities - localizers - lockkeeper - lockmaster - locksmiths - locomotion - locomotive - localised - localiser - localized - localizer - locations - locksmith - locomotor - localise - locality - localize

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