a right of choice exercised by a minor political division, as a county, especially as to allowing the sale of liquor.
(esp in Scotland, New Zealand, and the US) the privilege of a municipality, county, etc, to determine by referendum whether a particular activity, esp the sale of liquor, shall be permitted there
- Local oscillator
noun 1. (electronics) the oscillator in a superheterodyne receiver whose output frequency is mixed with the incoming modulated radio-frequency carrier signal to produce the required intermediate frequency
noun 1. (in early Methodism) a layperson appointed to supervise the congregation and conduct services between visits of a circuit rider. 2. (in the southern U.S.) a lay preacher.
- Local reaction
local reaction n. See focal reaction.
[loh-kuh l] /ˈloʊ kəl/ adjective 1. pertaining to or characterized by place or position in space; spatial. 2. pertaining to, characteristic of, or restricted to a particular place or particular places: a local custom. 3. pertaining to a city, town, or small district rather than an entire state or country: local transportation. 4. stopping at […]