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Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
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See also lo-cal

English

Etymology

(adjective) From Old French local.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
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Comparative
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  1. From or in a nearby location.
    We prefer local produce.
  2. (computing, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Having limited scope (either lexical or dynamic); only being accessible within a certain portion of a program.
  3. (mathematics, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Applying to each point in a space rather than the space as a whole.

Antonyms

Translations

Noun

Singular
local

Plural
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  1. A person who lives nearby.
    It's easy to tell the locals from the tourists.
  2. A branch of a an nationwide organization such as a trade union.
    I'm in the TWU, too. Local 6.
  3. (rail transport) A train that stops at all, or almost all, stations between its origin and destination, including very small ones.
    The expresses skipped my station, so I had to take a local.
  4. (UK) One's nearest or regularly frequented public house or bar.

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French

Etymology

From Late Latin localis, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] locus.

Pronunciation

Adjective

local m. (f. locale, m. plural locaux, f. plural locales)

  1. local

Antonyms

Noun

local m. (plural locaux)

  1. room

Spanish

Noun

local

  1. The premises.

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