• English slip-decorated ware. Although made in England mainly for local consumption, many attractive examples were shipped to Virginia during the 17th century
    English slip-decorated ware. Although made in England mainly for local consumption, many attractive examples were shipped to Virginia during the 17th century
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n locale the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
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The local authority The local authority
Locality of Ankylosaurus skull in Edmonton formation in Red Deer River. The skull is in the rock just above the pick, about the center of the photograph Locality of Ankylosaurus skull in Edmonton formation in Red Deer River. The skull is in the rock just above the pick,...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Montreal was named after a local mountain "Mont Royal."
    • Locale A place, spot, or location.
    • Locale A principle, practice, form of speech, or other thing of local use, or limited to a locality.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cocaine was the first local anesthetic; being used as such from about 1884 onwards.
    • n locale A place, spot, or locality; specifically, a site or scene, considered with reference to circumstances connected with it.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In India, where hinduism is the biggest religon, they belive that there are about 300 million different gods. Because almost every village has it's own local god.
    • ns Locale (lō-käl′) a locality: the scene of some event
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  • Peter T. Forsyth
    Peter T. Forsyth
    “The local church is the outcrop of the church universal.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “The superiority of some men is merely local. They are great because their associates are little.”
  • John Perry Barlow
    John Perry Barlow
    “In Cyberspace, the 1st Amendment is a local ordinance.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Virtue is too often merely local.”
  • Henri Frederic Amiel
    “Will localizes us; thought universalizes us.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. local,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. localislocus, a place.


In literature:

It is also found frequently in many localities about Chillicothe.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Fighting was kept up in this locality throughout the following day.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
His certificate is granted upon the recommendation of the local council.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
For the general market, the vineyard is the unit; for the local market, the variety should be the unit.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
Advocate suffrage through your local papers.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Religion is thus both strictly tribal and strictly local.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
They breed very locally and generally not more than one pair in any locality.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
Many local meetings were held, much literature distributed, resolutions secured and legislators interviewed.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
The droughts have been temporary and local.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
This poison is a severe local irritant and may even cause local gangrene.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The local mountain preachers know this fact well and use it with great effect.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
The Indians have many myths and legends, which vary in different tribes and localities.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
All violent local storms are doubtless owing to local magneto-electric activity.
"The Philosophy of the Weather" by Thomas Belden Butler
It is not proper to say that anything like all exchanges having fewer than 500 local lines, should be equipped with magneto service.
"Cyclopedia of Telephony and Telegraphy, Vol. 2" by Kempster Miller
The localities in Michoacan here listed are those from which specimens were examined as well as other localities mentioned in the text.
"The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacán, México" by William E. Duellman
Nevertheless, the local authorities delayed bringing him to trial for as long as possible, and then he was acquitted.
"Sober by Act of Parliament" by Fred A. McKenzie
The particular chieftains that headed each descent were also known, as well as the different localities upon which they descended.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
This whole scene implies his local personal presence, in distinction from his universal, invisible presence.
"The Messiah in Moses and the Prophets" by Eleazar Lord
Just when the police are sure they have him, he moves to another locality.
"Voice from the Cave" by Mildred A. Wirt
In Egypt the weather was bright, though the sun was low; in Majorca and Spain there were local clouds.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various

In poetry:

Arrived in Heaven, when his sands were run,
He seized a quill, and sat him down to tell
The local press that something should be done
About that noisy nuisance, Gabriel.
"Tombstones In The Starlight" by Dorothy Parker
At concerts, too, if you prefer,
I could prevent your growing deaf,
By silencing the amateur
Before she reached that upper F.;
Or else, in lieu of half-a-brick,
Restrain some local Kubelik.
"A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss" by Harry Graham
To me at night the stars are vocal.
They say: 'Your planet's oh so local!
A speck of dust in heaven's ceiling;
Your faith divine a foolish feeling.
What odds if you are chaos hurled,
Yours is a silly little world.'
"My Vineyard" by Robert W Service
There, tourists while there should take a good look,
By viewing the surrounding beauties of Penicuik;
About three miles south-west is the romantic locality
Of Newhall, which is most fascinating and charming to see.
"Beautiful Village of Penicuik" by William Topaz McGonagall
Peter just ignored the question,
Proudly patriotic man;
Understand a mean suggestion
Men like Peter never can,
Or that free enlightened voters look on all Great Things as rot,
While a Burning Local Question fires each local patriot.
"The Bridge Across the Crick" by C J Dennis
Feeling lonely-like, Magee took on a local star named Bent,
And four others started fighting to avoid an argument:
So Simonsen postponed the game, for fear some slight mishap
Might disturb the pleasant feeling then prevailing at The Gap.
"A Friendly Game Of Football" by Edward Dyson

In news:

How the hometown teams are doing is something so many local residents, including even members of the teams, want to see in their local newspaper.
Local Internet luminary Cajun Boy spotted local comedian Chris Trew on America's Got Talent.
On Nov 6, voters will be casting ballots for national, state and local offices, but the local races may have already been decided.
Tornado Destruction In Joplin Hits Local VAR. Jane Cage, COO of Heartland Technology Solutions, a Joplin, Mo.-based solution provider, sends in this photo showing the remains of the headquarters of another local VAR, SNC2 (SNC Squared).
His passion for local music has helped get thousands of local Charlotte bands more airplay on our station.
Healthy locally grown fruit and veggies are a must along with locally raised beef, pork and chicken.
Have you been to your local supermarket, local drugstore or even your favorite liquor store lately.
Although squash isn't ready yet locally, there's some beautiful organic yellow squash from Mexico in my local supermarkets and at Trader Joe's.
I was fortunate last year to be invited to host a forum with local chefs, foodies, farmers and educators on local food and the sustainability issues facing our islands.
The Greater Clover Chamber of Commerce kicked off the town's 125th anniversary celebration and honored local individuals and a local business during its annual meeting last week.
Among those competing a local skier who mixes speed on the water with running a local business.
Buy Local Bash draws big crowd to sample local food, drinks.
The fear of oil remnants from the BP spill getting into local seafood is one a local woman says is valid.
Around Bloomfield is a local blog that will be used to post local news or tidbits that for either space or time constraints might not have made the print edition of the newspaper.
A number of businesses are planning to develop locations locally as retail and other businesses remain a strong part of the local economy in the Mid-Ohio Valley.

In science:

If, as (20) conservatively estimated, half of the local 1/4 keV X-rays are due to SWCX and half are due to the hot Local Bubble, then the Local Bubble must be considerably weaker than previously thought.
Revising the Local Bubble Model due to Solar Wind Charge Exchange X-ray Emission
Concerning the uses of this result, it may be noted that throughout the localization regime, where the eigenfunctions are each localized in some region of -roughly- the localization length, condition (3.1) would be satisfied by eig enfunctions of separate supports.
On the Joint Distribution of Energy Levels of Random Schroedinger Operators
For this task, I now construct two versions of a 5-local positive semidefinite operator Hclockpulse, the first made from 3-local and the second made from 2-local terms.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
So “locality” and “completeness” jointly entail “strong locality.” And likewise “strong locality” clearly entails both “locality” and “completeness.” So the two sub-conditions are, indeed, equivalent to Equation 2.
Local Causality and Completeness: Bell vs. Jarrett
LOCAL MODE L We now seek a local model P l (σ , X ) that is factorizable as a product of localized probability density functions, and also a good approximation to the global model P (σ , X ).
Randomized Distributed Configuration Management of Wireless Networks: Multi-layer Markov Random Fields and Near-Optimality
The terminology is already somewhat imprecise in the literature but essentially the difference between quasi-local and local is that a quasi-local property refers to some small finite region of spacetime, whereas a local property is defined at a point.
Black holes and black hole thermodynamics without event horizons
The category Sch also has other definitions (for instance, as locally affine locally ringed spaces), showing that it is small-definable (up to equivalence) and locally small.
Set theory for category theory
The Brown Representability theorem as stated above does not work for locally well generated categories in general, and there are localizing subcategories which are not associated to any localization endofunctor.
Locally well generated homotopy categories of complexes
Now we can show that taking localizing subcategories and localizing with respect to a set of ob jects preserves the locally well generated property.
Locally well generated homotopy categories of complexes
The NE2001 model contains a set of low electron density components designed to reproduce the effects of local Galactic structure, namely regions such as the Local Hot Bubble (LHB), a local Low Density Region (LDR), and the Local Superbubble (LSB).
Precision Astrometry with the Very Long Baseline Array: Parallaxes and Proper Motions for 14 Pulsars
Together with the result on local properties such as H¨older exponent, fractal dimension and local asymptotic self-similarity, this implies that the short range dependence property and local properties of the GWM field Yα,γ (t) are characterized separately by α and γ ′ = αγ .
Generalized Whittle-Mat$\acute{\text{E}}$rn random field as a model of correlated fluctuations
Let R be an expansion of the ordered field of real numbers. A set S ⊆ Rn is said to be locally definable (in R) if for every x ∈ Rn there exists an open ball B with center x such that B ∩ S is definable. A map S → Rm , where S ⊆ Rn , is called locally definable if its graph is locally definable.
Definable versions of theorems by Kirszbraun and Helly
In particular, the intersection or union of a locally definable family of sets is not locally definable anymore in general, and the pointwise infimum of a locally definable family of functions is also not necessarily locally definable.
Definable versions of theorems by Kirszbraun and Helly
Does the Kirszbraun Theorem hold for local ly definable maps, i.e.: given a local ly definable L-Lipschitz map f : A → Rn , where A ⊆ Rm , does f extend to a local ly definable L-Lipschitz map Rm → Rn? 6.2.
Definable versions of theorems by Kirszbraun and Helly
We now turn to the criterion for the local survival and the identification of the local growth rate in terms of the directional growth rate (1.16): Theorem 2.1.2 (local growth) Let θ ∈ ∆ ∩ Qd and ε > 0.
Branching Random Walks in Space-Time Random Environment: Survival Probability, Global and Local Growth Rates