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Local vs. Regional

Local and Regional Definitions

Local

Of, relating to, or characteristic of a particular place
A local custom.
The local slang.

Regional

Of or relating to a large geographic region.

Local

Of or relating to a city, town, or district rather than a larger area
State and local government.

Regional

Of or relating to a particular region or district.

Local

Not broad or general; not widespread
Local outbreaks of flu.

Regional

Of or affecting a region of the body
Regional pain.
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Local

Of or affecting a specific part of the body
A local infection.

Regional

Of or characteristic of a form of a language that is distributed in identifiable geographic areas and differs in pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary from the standard form.

Local

Making all possible or scheduled stops on a route; not express
A local train.

Regional

Something, such as a magazine or a company branch, that serves a region
"earlier attempts to launch glossy regionals for women" (Business Week).

Local

A public conveyance that makes several intermediate stops before the final destination is reached
Changed trains to a local.

Regional

Of, or pertaining to, a specific region or district.
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Local

A local chapter or branch of an organization, especially of a labor union.

Regional

Of, or pertaining to, a large geographic region.

Local

A local anesthetic.

Regional

Of, or pertaining to, one part of the body.

Local

(Informal) A person from a particular locality.

Regional

(Australia) Of a state or other geographic area, those parts which are not metropolitan, but are somewhat densely populated and usually contain a number of significant towns.
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Local

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

Regional

An entity or event with scope limited to a single region.

Local

Connected directly to a particular computer, processor, etc.; able to be accessed offline.
Local disk drive
Local file
The panel shows both local and remote sites.

Regional

Of or pertaining to a particular region; sectional.

Local

Having limited scope (either lexical or dynamic); only being accessible within a certain portion of a program.

Regional

Characteristic of a region;
Regional flora

Local

Applying to each point in a space rather than the space as a whole.

Regional

Related or limited to a particular region;
A regional dialect

Local

(medicine) Of or pertaining to a restricted part of an organism.
Local lesion
The patient didn't want to be sedated, so we applied only local anesthesia.

Local

Descended from an indigenous population.
Hawaiian Pidgin is spoken by the local population.

Local

A person who lives near a given place.
It's easy to tell the locals from the tourists.

Local

A branch of a nationwide organization such as a trade union.
I'm in the TWU, too. Local 6.

Local

(rail transport) local train
The expresses skipped my station, so I had to take a local.

Local

(British) One's nearest or regularly frequented public house or bar.
I got barred from my local, so I've started going all the way into town for a drink.

Local

(programming) A locally scoped identifier.
Functional programming languages usually don't allow changing the immediate value of locals once they've been initialized, unless they're explicitly marked as being mutable.

Local

An item of news relating to the place where the newspaper is published.

Local

Clipping of local anesthetic

Local

(finance) An independent trader who acts for themselves rather than on behalf of investors.

Local

A Twitter user who is not a part of Stan Twitter.

Local

In the local area; within a city, state, country, etc.
It's never been more important to buy local.

Local

Of or pertaining to a particular place, or to a definite region or portion of space; restricted to one place or region; as, a local custom.
Gives to airy nothingA local habitation and a name.

Local

A train which receives and deposits passengers or freight along the line of the road; a train for the accommodation of a certain district.

Local

In newspaper cant, an item of news relating to the place where the paper is published.

Local

A train or bus which stops at all stations along a line, as contrasted with an express, which stops only at certain stations designated as express stops.

Local

Public transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at all stations or stops;
The local seemed to take forever to get to New York

Local

Anesthetic that numbs a local area of the body

Local

Relating to or applicable to or concerned with the administration of a city or town or district rather than a larger area;
Local taxes
Local authorities

Local

Of or belonging to or characteristic of a particular locality or neighborhood;
Local customs
Local schools
The local citizens
A local point of view
Local outbreaks of flu
A local bus line

Local

Affecting only a restricted part or area of the body;
Local anesthesia

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