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local

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈloʊ·kəl/ us  

local adjective [not gradable] (AREA)

from, existing in, or serving a particular place or small area: the local population the local newspaper local phone calls local government medical Local also means limited to a particular part of the body: a local anesthetic
localize
verb [I/T]  /ˈloʊ·kəˌlɑɪz/ us  
[I] The infection seems to have localized in the foot.
locally
adverb [not gradable]  /ˈloʊ·kə·li/ us  
locally grown vegetables

local

noun [C]  /ˈloʊ·kəl/ us  

local noun [C] (VEHICLE)

a train or bus that stops at all or most of the places on its route where passengers can get on or off

local noun [C] (AREA)

a person who lives in the particular small area you are talking about: If you’re lost and need directions, just ask one of the locals.
(Definition of local from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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