localize

[loh-kuh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), localized, localizing.
1.
to make local; fix in, or assign or restrict to, a particular place, locality, etc.
verb (used without object), localized, localizing.
2.
to gather, collect, or concentrate in one locality.
Also, especially British, localise.


Origin:
1785–95; local + -ize

localizable, adjective
localization, noun
localizer, noun
nonlocalizable, adjective
nonlocalized, adjective
unlocalizable, adjective
unlocalize, verb (used with object), unlocalized, unlocalizing.
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localize or localise (ˈləʊkəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to make or become local in attitude, behaviour, etc
2.  (tr) to restrict or confine (something) to a particular area or part
3.  (tr) to assign or ascribe to a particular region
 
localise or localise
 
vb
 
'localizable or localise
 
adj
 
'localisable or localise
 
adj
 
locali'zation or localise
 
n
 
locali'sation or localise
 
n
 
'localizer or localise
 
n
 
'localiser or localise
 
n

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localize
1792, from local + -ize. Related: Localization; localized
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Medical Dictionary

localization lo·cal·i·za·tion (lō'kə-lĭ-zā'shən)
n.

  1. Limitation to a specific area.

  2. The reference of a sensation to its point of origin.

  3. The determination of the location of a pathological process.

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