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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Local  \Lo"cal\,  a.  [L.  localis,  fr  locus  place:  cf  F.  local. 
  See  {Lieu},  {Locus}.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  particular  place  or  to  a  definite 
  region  or  portion  of  space;  restricted  to  one  place  or 
  region;  as  a  local  custom. 
 
  Gives  to  airy  nothing  A  local  habitation  and  a  name 
  --Shak. 
 
  {Local  actions}  (Law),  actions  such  as  must  be  brought  in  a 
  particular  county,  where  the  cause  arises;  -- 
  distinguished  from  transitory  actions. 
 
  {Local  affection}  (Med.),  a  disease  or  ailment  confined  to  a 
  particular  part  or  organ,  and  not  directly  affecting  the 
  system. 
 
  {Local  attraction}  (Magnetism),  an  attraction  near  a  compass, 
  causing  its  needle  to  deviate  from  its  proper  direction, 
  especially  on  shipboard. 
 
  {Local  battery}  (Teleg.),  the  battery  which  actuates  the 
  recording  instruments  of  a  telegraphic  station,  as 
  distinguished  from  the  battery  furnishing  a  current  for 
  the  line 
 
  {Local  circuit}  (Teleg.),  the  circuit  of  the  local  battery. 
 
 
  {Local  color}. 
  a  (Paint.)  The  color  which  belongs  to  an  object,  and  is  not 
  caused  by  accidental  influences,  as  of  reflection, 
  shadow,  etc 
  b  (Literature)  Peculiarities  of  the  place  and  its 
  inhabitants  where  the  scene  of  an  action  or  story  is 
  laid. 
 
  {Local  option},  the  right  or  obligation  of  determining  by 
  popular  vote  within  certain  districts,  as  in  each  county, 
  city,  or  town,  whether  the  sale  of  alcoholic  beverages 
  within  the  district  shall  be  allowed. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Local  \Lo"cal\,  n. 
  1.  (Railroad)  A  train  which  receives  and  deposits  passengers 
  or  freight  along  the  line  of  the  road;  a  train  for  the 
  accommodation  of  a  certain  district.  [U.S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  local 
  adj  1:  relating  to  applicable  to  or  concerned  with  a  city  or  town 
  or  district  rather  than  a  larger  area;  "local  taxes"; 
  "local  schools  and  churches";  "a  local  bus  line"; 
  "local  authorities";  "local  streets  and  roads";  "local 
  control"  [ant:  {national}] 
  2:  having  subordinate  authority  or  serving  the  needs  of  a 
  limited  district;  "the  local  office";  "local  branches  of 
  the  library"  [ant:  {central}] 
  3:  grown  or  originating  in  a  particular  place  "stands  selling 
  local  fruits  and  vegetables"  [syn:  {homegrown}] 
  4:  of  or  belonging  to  or  characteristic  of  a  particular 
  locality;  "local  customs";  "local  slang";  "the  local 
  citizens";  "a  local  point  of  view";  "local  outbreaks  of 
  flu" 
  5:  having  a  definite  spatial  form  and  location;  "a  local  heaven 
  and  hell";  "give  to  airy  nothings  a  local  habitation  and  a 
  name"-  Shakespeare 
  6:  (medicine)  affecting  only  a  restricted  part  or  area  of  the 
  body;  "local  anesthesia"  [ant:  {general}] 
  7:  making  all  stops  on  its  run;  "a  local  train  or  bus"  [ant:  {express}] 
  n  1:  bus  or  train  that  stops  at  all  stations  or  stops 
  2:  an  anesthetic  that  numbs  a  local  area  of  the  body  [syn:  {local 
  anesthetic},  {local  anaesthetic},  {topical  anesthetic},  {topical 
  anaesthetic}] 




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