Local usually refers to something nearby, or in the immediate area.
It may be used in many ways, some of which are related to this general meaning, others which are not:
- Local, local anesthesia
- Local, a.k.a. union local or local union
- Local, a.k.a. public house
- Local (comic)
- Local variable in programming languages
- .local, network address component
In a community:
- Local community
- Local government
- Local history
- Local purchasing
Other articles related to "local":
... either long-distance passenger or freight trains, improvements in local services were possible ... Development of the line would only serve local interests and would not lead to increased revenue for Swiss Federal Railways (SFR) ... not fund improvements to an SFR line, so the law was changed to allow local contributions ...
... for allegedly assisting AccessHealthSource, a local health care provider, in obtaining and maintaining lucrative contracts with local and state government ...
... A full local newscast would not air on the station until March 12, 2007, when XHRIO debuted Fox 2 News at Nine ... network's shorter primetime schedule by scheduling their newscasts an hour before the other local affiliates in the region ... In addition to local/national news, weather and sports, Fox 2 News also includes "Around The World In 80 Seconds", an 80 second segment dedicated to ...
... Local ads, weather and traffic have been removed from the online station, as they will be available on the new ZM iPhone App for all markets ... Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch stream with local advertising for the chosen market, this allowed visitors to hear the local shows in Wellington and Christchurch when these regions had local programming ... allow for streaming of all of ZM's 19 markets, including local ads, weather and traffic ...
... Formed by 21 members, the Local Council has the following attributes to approve the local budget, loans, credit transfers and the means of use of the budgetary reserve it ...
Famous quotes containing the word local:
“The country is fed up with children and their problems. For the first time in history, the differences in outlook between people raising children and those who are not are beginning to assume some political significance. This difference is already a part of the conflicts in local school politics. It may spread to other levels of government. Society has less time for the concerns of those who raise the young or try to teach them.”
—Joseph Featherstone (20th century)
“While it may not heighten our sympathy, wit widens our horizons by its flashes, revealing remote hidden affiliations and drawing laughter from far afield; humor, in contrast, strikes up fellow feeling, and though it does not leap so much across time and space, enriches our insight into the universal in familiar things, lending it a local habitation and a name.”
—Marie Collins Swabey. Comic Laughter, ch. 5, Yale University Press (1961)
“Eclecticism is the degree zero of contemporary general culture: one listens to reggae, watches a western, eats McDonalds food for lunch and local cuisine for dinner, wears Paris perfume in Tokyo and retro clothes in Hong Kong; knowledge is a matter for TV games. It is easy to find a public for eclectic works.”
—Jean François Lyotard (b. 1924)