local

[ loh-kuh l ]
/ ˈloʊ kəl /

adjective

noun

verb (used without object)

Informal. to travel by or take a local train or the like.

Origin of local

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Late Latin word locālis. See locus, -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM local

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH local

local locale locality location
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British Dictionary definitions for nonlocal (1 of 2)

nonlocal
/ (nɒnˈləʊkəl) /

adjective

not of, affecting, or confined to a limited area or partthe nonlocal aspect of the psyche

British Dictionary definitions for nonlocal (2 of 2)

local
/ (ˈləʊkəl) /

adjective

noun

Derived forms of local

localness, noun

Word Origin for local

C15: via Old French from Late Latin locālis, from Latin locus place, locus
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Medicine definitions for nonlocal

local
[ lōkəl ]

adj.

Affecting or confined to a specific part of the body; not general or systemic.

n.

Local anesthesia.
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