local option


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n local option freedom of a local government to determine by popular vote the applicability of a controversial law in their jurisdiction
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Local option See under Local.
    • Local option the right or obligation of determining by popular vote within certain districts, as in each county, city, or town, whether the sale of alcoholic beverages within the district shall be allowed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • 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
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. localislocus, a place.


In literature:

The principle of local option, which is nothing but that of direct government by the people, is being everywhere accepted.
"The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1995, Memorial Issue" by Various
The abolition of drunkenness by local option is selfish, unpractical, and unscriptural.
"Questionable Amusements and Worthy Substitutes" by J. M. Judy
It just shows the folly of Local Option and the Temperance Movement and all that.
"Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town" by Stephen Leacock
LOCAL OPTION, licence granted to the inhabitants of a district to extinguish or reduce the sale of intoxicants in their midst.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Mr. Strumley believed that the first option was held by a local party.
"Golden Stories" by Various
Local option, iii, 129.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
Local option, 141, 246.
"Society" by Henry Kalloch Rowe
Why I Believe in Local Option.
"Practical Grammar and Composition" by Thomas Wood
What had local option to do with his work, anyway?
"The End of the Rainbow" by Marian Keith
In 1895 a vote on Local Option was granted to women.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various

In news:

Every local election since 2004 has allowed voters the option of ranking their top three choices for office.
The city of Brentwood wants to develop a handheld mobile app that will promote agricultural tourism and locally grown produce in addition to businesses, wineries, restaurants and lodging options in the area.
Due to the drought and early spring, some retailers were limited in their local produce sourcing options and pricing.
Local Options Help Slow Africa's Brain Drain .
Iowa lawmakers are moving quickly on a local-option sales tax that could raise money for flood relief.
Cordova , Tennessee now has an affordable option for all of their party supplies, according to local store owner Kent McGee.
We love cars with the latest and greatest high tech gadgets, but I don't really go to local car dealers looking for this little option.
When I started handloading late in 1966, at that time and in my locale casting bullets wasn't an option — it was a necessity.
With the obesity rate on the rise in the US, a local school district is trying to give students healthier options when sitting down for lunch.
The holiday we all know as Halloween is tomorrow, and there are many safe, clean, and fun options for local citizens to consider as they celebrate the holiday.
In July southwest Georgia voters will go to the polls to vote on a 1 cent Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST).
Anyone who's watched the Gay Pride March knows that gay jocks have plenty of local options when it comes to finding LGBT-friendly sports leagues.
How we shop for the holidays, and when and where, is changing as fast as the number of flat-screen TV options available at local department stores.
0After weeks of negotiations, the Lee County Board of Commissioners have voted on a set split of local options sales tax funds.
Local option sales tax on the mind of city leaders.

In science:

Another option that might work for all sufficiently localized states would be to choose a weight function W (x) that is nonnegative for all states.
Defining Entropy Bounds
However, if these multi-core machines would be cache coherent NUMA architectures themselves, one could optionally choose to subdivide these into separate nodes per NUMA domain to be able to express and exploit memory locality.
Extending and Implementing the Self-adaptive Virtual Processor for Distributed Memory Architectures
This very front-end electronics performs analogue amplification and shaping, digitization, optionally internal triggering, and a local storage of data in memory.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee, April 2011
Furthermore, in realistic situations, agents might have only local information about the network’s topology (or utilities of the other agents in the network), so maximizing a global utility is not an option.
Replicator Dynamics of Co-Evolving Networks
This is implies (R fip, r, sn ) (cid:15) Kjn (AttKiϕ) as in case (1). 3. (jn−1 , jn ) is a network channel and no message is sent by jn−1 to jn at time sn : Since in fip every process sends its local state to all neighbors in every round, this option is not viable in r.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems