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Definitions of local

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. anesthetic that numbs a local area of the body Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (medicine) affecting only a restricted part or area of the body; "local anesthesia" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. affecting only a restricted part or area of the body; "local anesthesia" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. A train which receives and deposits passengers or freight along the line of the road; a train for the accommodation of a certain district. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. On newspaper cant, an item of news relating to the place where the paper is published. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Pertaining to place; relating to a particular place. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Having reference or confined to a limited part; not general or systemic. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  11. Confined to or affecting only a part. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  12. Of or belonging to a place: confined to a spot or district. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. LOCALLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Pertaining, or restricted, to a place. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Pertaining to place or to a locality. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Pertaining to a place; confined to a spot, place, or definite district. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Pert. to or limited to a particular spot or place. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Relating to place; expressive of place; belonging or confined to a particular place. Distinguished from "general," "personal," and "transitory." thelawdictionary.org
  19. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  20. In newspaper cant, an item of news relating to the place where the paper is published. dictgcide_fs
  21. 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. dictgcide_fs
  22. l[=o]'kal, adj. of or belonging to a place: confined to a spot or district.--ns. LOCALE (l[=o]-käl'), a locality: the scene of some event; LOCALIS[=A]'TION.--v.t. L[=O]'CALISE, to assign to a place: to refer a sensation in perception to some part of the body.--ns. L[=O]'CALISM, the state of being local: affection for a place: provincialism; LOCAL'ITY, existence in a place: position: district.--adv. L[=O]'CALLY.--v.t. LOC[=A]TE', to place: to set in a particular position: to designate the place of.--n. LOC[=A]'TION, act of locating or placing: situation: (law) a leasing on rent.--adj. L[=O]'C[=A]TIVE (gram.), indicating place.--LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACTS, a series of enactments instituting local self-government of the various counties of Great Britain and of a large number of boroughs; LOCAL OPTION, a phrase first used by Mr Gladstone in a letter in 1868 for the determination by vote of the people of a town or district as to whether licenses to sell intoxicating liquors shall be granted or not. [Fr.,--Low L. localis--locus, a place.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. An affection is called local- Morbus Localis, - when confined to a part, without implicating the general system; or, at all events, only secondarily. Local is thus opposed to general. A local or topical application is one used externally. See Topical. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  24. [Latin] Restricted to a limited part of a body; not general nor affecting the whole body; as L. symptoms, L. medication, L. remedies, L. electrization. L. action, that part of the chemical action evolved in a galvanic battery which is consumed in the cell, and is hence not expended in producing a current. L asphyxia, see Raynaud’s disease. na
  25. Scene or locality of operations or events. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. In regard to place (l. habitation, situation; London is a l. name; l. adverb); belonging to, existing in, or peculiar to certain place (s) (l. time, reckoned from sun\'s transit over place\'s meridian; the l. lawyer; globe-flower is very l., not generally distributed; l. government, administration of town &c. by inhabitants, decentralization. Latin Government Board, State department exercising general control over this; l. examination, held in various places under university board& giving certificates to boys& girls; l. preacher, Methodist layman authorized to preach in his own district; l. option, veto, system by which inhabitants of district may prohibit sale of liquor in it; l. colour, details characteristic of the scene or time represented in novel or other literary work inserted to give actuality, & see below); affecting, of, a part& not the whole (l. disease, pain, remedy; l. colour in picture, that of separate objects apart from general colour-scheme, & see above); (math.) of a locus; (Post.; written on cover of letter as warning to P.O. officials) for delivery in this town or district; hence locally adv. (N.) inhabitant of, professional man practising in. particular district; l. preacher; (item of) l. news in newspaper; postage-stamp current in limited district; train serving stations of district; (pl.) l. examination (s). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. Pertaining to one place or spot. American pocket medical dictionary.

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