[ loh-kal-i-tee ]
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noun,plural lo·cal·i·ties.
  1. a place, spot, or district, with or without reference to things or persons in it or to occurrences there: They moved to another locality.

  2. the state or fact of being local or having a location: the locality that every material object must have.

Origin of locality

From the Late Latin word locālitās, dating back to 1620–30. See local, -ity

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British Dictionary definitions for locality


/ (ləʊˈkælɪtɪ) /

nounplural -ties
  1. a neighbourhood or area

  2. the site or scene of an event

  1. the fact or condition of having a location or position in space

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