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local, locale
local (LOH kuhl) (adjective)
1. Pertaining to a specific location; nearby; close: The sudden local storm did not affect other parts of the countryside.
2. Serving or representing a limited and specific area: Lenora tries to buy local produce during the summer and not any vegetables and fruit from other countries.
locale (loh KAL) (noun)
A specific place relating to a site or a particular event: Russell and Francine enjoyed the locale of the countryside near their friend's home.

The famous local author wrote an excellent description of the locale of the mining village.

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(Greek: place, a position, region, local, localized)
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Local Area Network in Australia: the LAN down under.
local or regional anaesthesia, or anesthesia (s) (noun phrase); local or regional anaesthesias, or anesthesias (pl)
Medication, administered locally or regionally, which is used to eliminate pain in specific parts of the body; such as, the area in which surgery is taking place: In local anesthesia, an agent is injected into the actual surgical site; while in regional anesthesia, the anesthetic agent is injected at a distance from the surgical site near the nerve that supplies that particular area.

The surgeon used a regional anesthesia when operating on Mike's foot, dulling the pain from his ankle and down to his toes.

local tetanus
Tetanus marked by spasticity of a group of muscles near the wound.

Trismus, tonic contraction of jaw muscles, is usually absent.

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Local Group
A cluster of about thirty galaxies that includes our own, the Milky Way.

Like other groups of galaxies, the Local Group is held together by the gravitational attraction among its members, and does not expand with the expanding universe.

Its two largest galaxies are the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxy; most of the others are small and faint.

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