verb (used with object), lo·cal·ized, lo·cal·iz·ing.
to make local; fix in, or assign or restrict to, a particular place, locality, etc.
verb (used without object), lo·cal·ized, lo·cal·iz·ing.
to gather, collect, or concentrate in one locality.
Also especially British, lo·cal·ise.
Origin of localize
Related formslo·cal·iz·a·ble, adjectivelo·cal·i·za·tion, nounlo·cal·iz·er, nounnon·lo·cal·iz·a·ble, adjectivenon·lo·cal·ized, adjectiveun·lo·cal·iz·a·ble, adjectiveun·lo·cal·ize, verb (used with object), un·lo·cal·ized, un·lo·cal·iz·ing.
First recorded in 1785–95; local
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Examples from the Web for localization
Historical Examples of localization
The localization of the recalled and recognized impression is also important.
They mutually interrogate regarding the localization of a missing pen.
It is not clear why the localization of this important scene was not given spontaneously.
If we have any sense, we have got to have localization of brain.
Boleti do not differ much from Agaricini in their localization.
British Dictionary definitions for localization
Derived Formslocalizable or localisable, adjectivelocalization or localisation, nounlocalizer or localiser, noun
to make or become local in attitude, behaviour, etc
(tr) to restrict or confine (something) to a particular area or part
(tr) to assign or ascribe to a particular region
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Word Origin and History for localization
1792, from local + -ize. Related: Localized; localizing.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Limitation to a specific area.
The reference of a sensation to its point of origin.
The determination of the location of a pathological process.
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