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localize

or (especially British) localise

[loh-kuh-lahyz] /ˈloʊ kəˌlaɪz/
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.
Origin of localize
1785-1795
1785-95; local + -ize
Related forms
localizable, adjective
localization, noun
localizer, noun
nonlocalizable, adjective
nonlocalized, adjective
unlocalizable, adjective
unlocalize, verb (used with object), unlocalized, unlocalizing.
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Examples from the Web for localised
Historical Examples
  • The organism is mixed with the pus in a state of great purity, and although it is localised its virulence is extreme.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
  • I thought the bullet might be in the left psoas, but it was not localised.

  • These Negrito-Papuans appear to be localised at a single spot on the island, at the mouth of the river Fly.

    The Races of Man Joseph Deniker
  • When or how this Cymric myth was localised at Glastonbury we know not.

  • The time was past when the effects of the vast disorganisation could be localised.

    The Secret of the League Ernest Bramah
  • How, then, is this localised convulsive movement to be designated?

  • The man who possesses a permanent address, and whose name is to be found in the Directory, is necessarily limited and localised.

    Reviews Oscar Wilde
  • The war will be localised,” said the Merchant vaguely; “at least every one hopes so.

  • A tumour or neoplasm is a localised swelling composed of newly formed tissue which fulfils no physiological function.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • It might localise you, and I don't want to have you localised.

    The Far Horizon Lucas Malet
British Dictionary definitions for localised

localize

/ˈləʊkəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
to make or become local in attitude, behaviour, etc
2.
(transitive) to restrict or confine (something) to a particular area or part
3.
(transitive) to assign or ascribe to a particular region
Derived Forms
localizable, localisable, adjective
localization, localisation, noun
localizer, localiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for localised

localize

v.

1792, from local + -ize. Related: Localized; localizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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localised in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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