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Definition of local (Meaning of local)
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Local Lo"cal (l[=o]"kal), 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.
	     [1913 Webster]
	
	           Gives to airy nothing
	           A local habitation and a name.           --Shak.
	     [1913 Webster]
	
	     {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.
	        [1913 Webster]
	
	
	
	  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.]
	
	     2. In newspaper cant, an item of news relating to the place
	        where the paper is published. [U.S.]
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	     3. A train or bus which stops at all stations along a line,
	        as contrasted with an {express}, which stops only at
	        certain stations designated as express stops.
	        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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