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localize

[loh-kuh-lahyz]
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verb (used with object), lo·cal·ized, lo·cal·iz·ing.
  1. to make local; fix in, or assign or restrict to, a particular place, locality, etc.
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verb (used without object), lo·cal·ized, lo·cal·iz·ing.
  1. to gather, collect, or concentrate in one locality.
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Also especially British, lo·cal·ise.

Origin of localize

First recorded in 1785–95; local + -ize
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.
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Examples from the Web for localization

Historical Examples

  • The localization of the recalled and recognized impression is also important.

    Your Mind and How to Use It

    William Walker Atkinson

  • 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.

    Seven Mohave Myths

    A. L. Kroeber

  • If we have any sense, we have got to have localization of brain.

    Ingersollia

    Robert G. Ingersoll

  • Boleti do not differ much from Agaricini in their localization.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses

    Mordecai Cubitt Cooke


British Dictionary definitions for localization

localize

localise

verb
  1. to make or become local in attitude, behaviour, etc
  2. (tr) to restrict or confine (something) to a particular area or part
  3. (tr) to assign or ascribe to a particular region
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Derived Formslocalizable or localisable, adjectivelocalization or localisation, nounlocalizer or localiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for localization

n.

1811, noun of action from localize.

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localize

v.

1792, from local + -ize. Related: Localized; localizing.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

localization in Medicine

localization

(lō′kə-lĭ-zāshən)
n.
  1. Limitation to a specific area.
  2. The reference of a sensation to its point of origin.
  3. The determination of the location of a pathological process.
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