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"local" in American English

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localadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈloʊ·kəl/
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

localnoun [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.
(Definition of local from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"local" in British English

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localadjective

uk   /ˈləʊ.kəl/ us   /ˈloʊ.kəl/
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.
limited to a particular part of the body: a local anaesthetic local swelling

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localnoun [C]

uk   /ˈləʊ.kəl/ us   /ˈloʊ.kəl/
(Definition of local from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"local" in Business English

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localadjective [usually before noun]

uk   /ˈləʊkəl/ us  
from or connected with a particular area: The importation of goods from the United States has reduced growth in the local market. US firms pay bonuses in dollars, in contrast to European rivals which tend to pay in local currency.a local business/company/firm He has a four-month contract fixing computers at a local company. This is a hugely serious problem at the local level, and we need to do something about it.
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localnoun [C]

uk   /ˈləʊkəl/ us   US
a part of an organization, especially a union (= workers' organization), representing people from a particular area: The local in Oakland and Macomb has nearly 4,000 members.
(Definition of local from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “local”
in Korean 현지의…
in Arabic مَحَلّي…
in Malaysian tempatan…
in French local, du quartier…
in Russian местный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 當地的,本地的, 局部的,部分的…
in Italian locale…
in Turkish yöresel, bölgesel, mahallî…
in Polish miejscowy…
in Spanish local, del barrio, vecino…
in Vietnamese địa phương…
in Portuguese local, de bairro…
in Thai ประจำท้องถิ่น…
in German Orts-……
in Catalan local, del barri…
in Japanese 地元の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 当地的,本地的, 局部的,部分的…
in Indonesian lokal…
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