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Location and Local Definitions

Location

The act or process of locating
Location of the lost hikers took two days.

Local

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

Location

A place where something is or could be located; a site.

Local

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

Location

A site away from a studio at which part or all of a movie is shot
Filming a Western on location in the Mexican desert.
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Local

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

Location

A tract of land that has been surveyed and marked off.

Local

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

Location

A particular point or place in physical space.

Local

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

An act of locating.

Local

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

Location

(South Africa) An apartheid-era urban area populated by non-white people; township.

Local

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

Location

(legal) A leasing on rent.
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Local

A local anesthetic.

Location

A contract for the use of a thing, or service of a person, for hire.

Local

(Informal) A person from a particular locality.

Location

The marking out of the boundaries, or identifying the place or site of, a piece of land, according to the description given in an entry, plan, map, etc

Local

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

Location

(Kenya) An administrative region in Kenya, below counties and subcounties, and further divided into sublocations.

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.

Location

The act or process of locating.

Local

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

Location

Situation; place; locality.

Local

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

Location

That which is located; a tract of land designated in place.

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.

Location

A leasing on rent.

Local

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

Location

A point or extent in space

Local

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

Location

The act of putting something in a certain place or location

Local

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

Location

A determination of the location of something;
He got a good fix on the target

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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