From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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locallo‧cal1 /ˈləʊkəl $ ˈloʊ-/ ●●● S1 W1 adjective [usually before noun] 1 LIVE SOMEWHERErelating to the particular area you live in, or the area you are talking about local hospital local residents2 technicalM affecting or limited to one part of your body a local infection
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locala local anestheticPolzeath is our local beach, but there are better surfing beaches further away.Some victims of police abuse received compensation in local civil trials.The food is freshly cooked using local ingredients.You can find all these books in your local library.Another local mill was known as Furnace Mill.The fire was reported in the local newspaper.The richest local personality was Dmitrii Alekseevich D'iakov.Volunteers like Joyce go round local schools helping children with their reading problems.These developments often failed because of the limited scale of the local social and economic infrastructure.Ask at your local Social Security office.It is built of the typical pale Yorkshire brick with local stone dressings.Actual speed will vary not only with altitudes but also with local terrain.Government control was primarily local until the early part of the century.
locallocal2 noun [countable] 1 [usually plural]LIVE SOMEWHERE someone who lives in the place where you are or the place that you are talking about We asked one of the locals to recommend a restaurant.2 British EnglishDFD a pub near where you live, especially one where you often drink I usually have a pint or two at my local on Friday nights.3 American EnglishTTTTTC a bus, train etc that stops at all regular stopping placesexpress4 American EnglishBEL a branch of a trade union
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localLocal 54 of the Hotel Employees' UnionThe new theaters are attracting crowds of tourists and locals alike.This made it easier for absentee owners to vote than for locals, since locals had to get to the polling station.Denver International Airport was built in an area that locals call "Tornado Alley."But the locals aren't giving up yet.I began to defend the locals we represented.With tourist traffic plunging at famous museums and monuments, the locals have lots of newfound elbow room.If you get lost just ask one of the locals for directions.Such a day was Saturday, 22 June 1929, Black Saturday to the locals - the day of the influx.The locals got together with Light Motion for a Sunday workshop and have been in rehearsals all week.
From King Business Dictionarylocallo‧cal1 /ˈləʊkəlˈloʊ-/ adjective connected with a particular area, especially the area where something is producedThe firm produces clothing, shoes and other leather goods for local and overseas markets.The company borrowed the money from two local banks.All payments are made in local currency.Protectionist policies have shielded local industry from outside competition.locally adverbThe goods are made and sold locally.Think globally, act locally.a range of locally produced wineslocallocal2 noun [countable] American English a small local organization that is part of a TRADE UNIONSYNbranch BrEOrigin local1 (1300-1400) French Late Latin localis, from Latin locus; LOCUS