[loh-kal, -kahl] /loʊˈkæl, -ˈkɑl/
a place or , especially with reference to events or circumstances connected with it:
to move to a warmer locale.
the scene or setting, as of a novel, play, or motion picture:
The locale is a small Kansas town just before World War I.
a place or area, esp with reference to events connected with it
1772, local, from French local, noun use of local (adj.), from Latin locus “place” (see locus). English spelling with -e (1816) probably is based on morale or else to indicate stress.
The word’s right to exist depends upon the question whether the two indispensable words locality & scene give all the shades of meaning required, or whether something intermediate is useful. [Fowler]
- Local examinations
plural noun 1. any of various examinations, such as the GCE, set by university boards and conducted in local centres, schools, etc
- Local exchange carrier
communications (LEC) A company allowed to handle local calls following the break-up of the Bell system in the US by anti-trust regulators. These vary from Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOC) through to small independents such as Farmers Cooperative. Local exchange carriers are not allowed to handle long-distance traffic. This is handled by inter-exchange carriers (IXC) […]
- Local flap
local flap n. A surgical flap that is transferred to an adjacent area.
noun 1. the administration of the civic affairs of a city, town, or district by its inhabitants rather than by the state or country at large. 2. the governing body of a town or district. noun 1. government of the affairs of counties, towns, etc, by locally elected political bodies 2. the US equivalent of […]