Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being local.

Etymologies

local +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This obsession with "localness" - and the Liberal Democrats are by no means the only party it afflicts - is one of the factors that is leaching all meaninful contact from British politics and thus disaffecting the voters.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Blogs and so on still aren’t very good at localness, that is, there are local blogs but they don’t seem to be connecting with audiences yet.

    Anybody want to buy a newspaper? « BuzzMachine

  • Service, "localness" and added value have risen up the agenda.

    Rss news feed for Morning Advertiser

  • There is a different potential, a different kind of "localness" in brands such as Jennings Cumberland Ale and Ringwood Fortyniner.

    Rss news feed for Morning Advertiser

  • In 2008, an Amityville Film Festival was held as part of the Free Movies on The Beach series, where all three films were screened, due to their "localness", and the fact that it was 30 years since the principal photography began on the first film, according to the Seaside Heights Office of Public Relations.

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  • City council leader Jenny Dawe said the SNP's plans removed the "localness" and called for the whole formula for council funding to be re-examined.

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  • Indeed, they will have been making much of their localness during the course of the selection process.

    Chris Mullin: Member of the house

  • And there is nothing about localness that inherently, other than some periods of luck like the tech boom linked to Silicon Valley if you were in the Bay Area -- but other than some, you know, kind of lucky quirks like that, there's nothing about localness which tends to breed superior investing.

    Get Briefed: Ken Fisher

  • Slowness, localness, quality, authenticity, and the search for a means to bypass globalization's race to the bottom unify the new polemic.

    Anis Shivani: Are IKEA, Outlet Malls, Wal-Mart, and Whole Foods Really Bargains?

  • The News, in its relentless localness, would have to privilege a story about public schools over one about a murder at Wesleyan.

    Wood War: Who Wins Today's Grabby Tabloid Battle For Your Eyeballs?

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