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local

[ loh-kuhl ]
/ ˈloʊ kəl /
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adjective
noun
verb (used without object)
Informal. to travel by or take a local train or the like.
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Origin of local

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Late Latin word locālis.See locus, -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM local

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH local

local , locale, locality, location

Other definitions for local (2 of 2)

lo-cal
[ loh-kal, -kal ]
/ ˈloʊˈkæl, -ˌkæl /

adjective
an informal, simplified spelling of low-cal.
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British Dictionary definitions for local

local
/ (ˈləʊkəl) /

adjective
noun

Derived forms of local

localness, noun

Word Origin for local

C15: via Old French from Late Latin locālis, from Latin locus place, locus
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Medical definitions for local

local
[ lōkəl ]

adj.
Affecting or confined to a specific part of the body; not general or systemic.
n.
Local anesthesia.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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