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  1. in a particular place, area, location, etc.
  2. with regard to place.
  3. in a local area; nearby: Not much interest is taken in the chess tournament locally.
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Origin of locally

First recorded in 1400–50, locally is from the late Middle English word localliche. See local, -ly
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  1. within a particular area or place
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Word Origin and History for locally


mid-15c., from local (adj.) + -ly (2).

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