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local

adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈloʊ·kəl/

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]  us   /ˈloʊ·kəˌlɑɪz/
[I] The infection seems to have localized in the foot.
locally
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˈloʊ·kə·li/
locally grown vegetables

local

noun [C]  us   /ˈloʊ·kəl/

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.
Translations of “local”
in Arabic مَحَلّي…
in Korean 현지의…
in Malaysian tempatan…
in French local, du quartier…
in Turkish yöresel, bölgesel, mahallî…
in Italian locale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 當地的,本地的, 局部的,部分的…
in Russian местный…
in Polish miejscowy…
in Vietnamese địa phương…
in Spanish local, del barrio, de la zona…
in Portuguese local, de bairro…
in Thai ประจำท้องถิ่น…
in German Orts-……
in Catalan local, del barri…
in Japanese 地元の…
in Indonesian lokal…
in Chinese (Simplified) 当地的,本地的, 局部的,部分的…
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