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Definition of "local" []

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of a particular place: a local custom; the local slang. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a city, town, or district rather than a larger area: state and local government. (adjective)
  • Not broad or general; not widespread: local outbreaks of flu. (adjective)
  • Of or affecting a specific part of the body: a local infection. (adjective)
  • Making all possible or scheduled stops on a route; not express: a local train. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "local" in a sentence
  • "How to go local• Support local farmers by shopping at a farmers market, or buy a share in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) group, a community of individuals who pledge to support a farm operation so growers and consumers share the risks and benefits of food production."
  • "How to go local• Support local farmers by shopping at a farmers market, or buy a share in a Community Supported Agriculture CSA group, a community of individuals who pledge to support a farm operation so growers and consumers share the risks and benefits of food production."
  • "This means, that when I want to push my local repository changes to the remote server, I can execute the following instead: local$ git push origin master"