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local

[loh-kuhl]
adjective
1.
pertaining to or characterized by place or position in space; spatial.
2.
pertaining to, characteristic of, or restricted to a particular place or particular places: a local custom.
3.
pertaining to a city, town, or small district rather than an entire state or country: local transportation.
4.
stopping at most or all stations: a local train.
5.
pertaining to or affecting a particular part or particular parts, as of a physical system or organism: a local disease.
6.
Medicine/Medical. (of anesthesia or an anesthetic) affecting only a particular part or area of the body, without concomitant loss of consciousness, as distinguished from general anesthesia.
noun
7.
a local train, bus, etc.
8.
a newspaper item of local interest.
9.
a local branch of a union, fraternity, etc.
10.
a local anesthetic.
11.
Often, locals.
a.
a local person or resident: primarily of interest to locals.
b.
a local athletic team: the locals versus the state champions.
12.
stamp ( def 22 ).
13.
British Informal. a neighborhood pub.
verb (used without object)
14.
Informal. to travel by or take a local train or the like.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin locālis. See locus, -al1

localness, noun
interlocal, adjective
interlocally, adverb
nonlocal, adjective, noun
nonlocally, adverb
superlocal, adjective
superlocally, adverb
unlocal, adjective
unlocally, adverb

local, locale, locality, location.
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lo-cal

[loh-kal, -kal]
adjective
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local (ˈləʊkəl)
 
adj
1.  characteristic of or associated with a particular locality or area
2.  of, concerned with, or relating to a particular place or point in space
3.  med general Compare systemic of, affecting, or confined to a limited area or part
4.  (of a train, bus, etc) stopping at all stations or stops
 
n
5.  a train, bus, etc, that stops at all stations or stops
6.  an inhabitant of a specified locality
7.  informal (Brit) a pub close to one's home or place of work
8.  med short for local anaesthetic
9.  (US), (Canadian) an item of local interest in a newspaper
10.  (US), (Canadian) a local or regional branch of an association
11.  (Canadian) a telephone extension
 
[C15: via Old French from Late Latin locālis, from Latin locus place, locus]
 
'localness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

local
late 14c., "pertaining to position," from O.Fr. local, from L.L. localis "pertaining to a place," from L. locus "place" (see locus). The meaning "limited to a particular place" is from 1610s. The noun meaning "a local train" is from 1879; "local branch of a trade union" is
from 1888; "neighborhood pub" is from 1934. Related: Locally. Local color is from 1721, originally a term in painting; meaning "anything picturesque" is from c.1900.
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local lo·cal (lō'kəl)
adj.
Affecting or confined to a limited part; not general or systemic.

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