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localism


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Localism  \Lo"cal*ism\,  n. 
  1.  The  state  or  quality  of  being  local;  affection  for  a 
  particular  place 
 
  2.  A  method  of  speaking  or  acting  peculiar  to  a  certain 
  district;  a  local  idiom  or  phrase. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  localism 
  n  1:  a  phrase  or  pronunciation  that  is  peculiar  to  a  particular 
  locality 
  2:  a  partiality  for  some  particular  place  [syn:  {sectionalism}, 
  {provincialism}] 




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