Local
Local Lo"cal (l[=o]"kal), a. [L. localis, fr. locus place: cf. F. local. See {Lieu}, {Locus}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

Gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Local actions} (Law), actions such as must be brought in a particular county, where the cause arises; -- distinguished from {transitory actions}.

{Local affection} (Med.), a disease or ailment confined to a particular part or organ, and not directly affecting the system.

{Local attraction} (Magnetism), an attraction near a compass, causing its needle to deviate from its proper direction, especially on shipboard.

{Local battery} (Teleg.), the battery which actuates the recording instruments of a telegraphic station, as distinguished from the battery furnishing a current for the line.

{Local circuit} (Teleg.), the circuit of the local battery.

{Local color}. (a) (Paint.) The color which belongs to an object, and is not caused by accidental influences, as of reflection, shadow, etc. (b) (Literature) Peculiarities of the place and its inhabitants where the scene of an action or story is laid.

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • local — local, ale, aux [ lɔkal, o ] adj. et n. m. • 1314; bas lat. localis I ♦ Adj. 1 ♦ Qui concerne un lieu, une région (⇒ régional), lui est particulier. Histoire locale (opposé à générale) . Averses, éclaircies locales, qui se produisent en certains… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Local — generally means that which relates to a specific area or place, and is not vast or widespread.Local may also refer to:In medicine: * Local refers to a restricted part of the organism; such as a local anesthesiaIn computing: * Locale, a term used… …   Wikipedia

  • Local — es todo lo que se refiere o es relativo a un Lugar determinado. Se aplica en diferentes ámbitos: En Ciencias Sociales: Derecho Local Historia local Sistema de intercambio local En Administración: (véase además Categoría:Administración local)… …   Wikipedia Español

  • local — LOCÁL, Ă, (1) localuri, s.n. (2) locali, e, adj. 1. s.n. Clădire sau grup de încăperi de utilitate publică (ocupate de o întreprindere, de o instituţie etc.). ♦ Sală special amenajată unde se serveşte publicului mâncare sau băutură; restaurant,… …   Dicționar Român

  • local — local, ale (lo kal, ka l ) adj. 1°   Qui appartient à un lieu. •   Qu ajouterait à votre science [de vous, Dieu], à votre puissance, à votre grandeur, quelque espèce d étendue locale que ce soit ?, BOSSUET Élévat. sur myst. III, 3. •   Il y avait …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • local — lo·cal n: local union Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. local …   Law dictionary

  • local — [lō′kəl] adj. [ME locall < OFr local < LL localis < L locus, a place < IE * stlokos < base * stel , to set up, stand, location > STALK1, STALL1, STILL1, Gr stellein, to put] 1. relating to place …   English World dictionary

  • local — adjetivo 1. Que afecta sólo a determinada parte de un todo: dolor local. anestesia local. 2. De un lugar: Me gusta conocer las costumbres locales. 3. Que afecta a un municipio o población o a un territorio no muy extenso: elecciones locales,… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • local — (Del lat. locālis). 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo al lugar. 2. Perteneciente o relativo a un territorio, a una comarca o a un país. 3. Municipal o provincial, por oposición a general o nacional. 4. Que solo afecta a una parte del cuerpo.… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • .local — es un dominio de nivel alto usado por mDNS protocolo de red que descubre los clientes en la misma. Esto también es conocido en el mundo de Microsoft Windows como el Active Directory o Directorio Activo que gestiona el DNS de una red corporativa… …   Wikipedia Español

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