[ loh-kal-i-tee ]
/ loʊˈkæl ɪ ti /

noun, plural lo·cal·i·ties.

a place, spot, or district, with or without reference to things or persons in it or to occurrences there: They moved to another locality.
the state or fact of being local or having a location: the locality that every material object must have.

Nearby words

  1. locale,
  2. localism,
  3. localist,
  4. localite,
  5. localitis,
  6. localization,
  7. localize,
  8. localized,
  9. localized nodular tenosynovitis,
  10. localized scleroderma

Origin of locality

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

Can be confusedlocal locale locality location

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British Dictionary definitions for locality


/ (ləʊˈkælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a neighbourhood or area
the site or scene of an event
the fact or condition of having a location or position in space
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Word Origin and History for locality



1620s, "fact of having a place," from French localité, from Late Latin localitatem (nominative localitas) "locality," from localis "belonging to a place" (see local). Meaning "a place or district" is from 1830.

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