• From or in a nearby location.
  • Having limited scope (either lexical or dynamic); only being accessible within a certain portion of a program.
  • Applying to each point in a space rather than the space as a whole.
  • Of or pertaining to a restricted part of an organism.
  • Descended from an indigenous population.



  • In the local area; within a city, state, country, etc.


  • From Middle English local, from Late Latin locālis, possibly also via Old French local; ultimately from Latin locus.

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