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English definition of “local”

local

adjective     /ˈləʊ.kəl/ US  /ˈloʊ-/
B1 from, existing in, serving, or responsible for a small area, especially of a country: a local accent local issues a local newspaper/radio station Most of the local population depend on fishing for their income. Our children all go to the local school. Many local shops will be forced to close if the new supermarket is built.Environments and localities limited to a particular part of the body: a local anaesthetic local swellingThe body
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