from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To remove from a native or usual locality.
  • transitive verb To broaden the range or scope of.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To free from the limitations of locality; widen the scope or interests of.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb biology To remove from a locality
  • verb To broaden the scope of something (to make it more global)
  • verb chemistry To contain an electron in an orbital that extends over several adjacent atoms

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb remove from the proper or usual locality


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  • Sarkozy said the wealth tax is causing capital to flow out of the country and companies to delocalize.

    World Watch

  • The fact of the matter is, Democrats are trying to delocalize these elections, these midterm elections, and essentially make them a referendum on Bush, hoping that low poll numbers will translate into high Democratic turnout.

    CNN Transcript Sep 18, 2006

  • But we can have no St. Simons or Pepyses till we have a Paris or London to delocalize our gossip and give it historic breadth.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867

  • NEW MEANINGS analyst gate mu-meson bob immune, adj. muonon, butter pat laggard suffix delocalize, v. lagger paging derrick, v. meson plasma digger microelectrode poach, v. fat receptor reduplicate, gravisphere ductibility v. moonfall electrohydraulic spinner parakite standoff resistojet fluidonics station BLENDS (2) fluoridizer zone gayola incapacitator VARIANT FORM plench Mosleyite tabbouli BOUND-MORPHEME mysterium FUNCTIONAL ITEMS (7) oceanologic,

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XV No 1


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