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English definition of “local”

local

noun [C]     /ˈləʊkəl/
someone who lives in the area you are talking about: The locals are very upset about the new law.People who live or settle somewhere
sb's local UK informal a bar that is near someone's homeSelling and serving alcoholic drinks
(Definition of local noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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