from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make local: decentralize and localize political authority.
- transitive v. To confine or restrict to a particular locality: localized the infection.
- transitive v. To attribute to a particular locality: sought to localize the origin of the rumor.
- intransitive v. To become local, especially to become fixed in one area or part.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make local; to fix in, or assign to, a definite place.
- v. To adapt a product for use in a particular country or region, typically by translating text into the language of that country or region and, if necessary, ensuring support of different character sets.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make local; to fix in, or assign to, a definite place.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make local; fix in, or assign to or restrict to, a particular place; determine the locality or limit the extent of.
- Specifically To refer (a sensation) in perception to some point of the body or to some point in space outside of the body. See localization, 2.
- Also spelled localise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. locate
- v. concentrate on a particular place or spot
- v. restrict something to a particular area
- v. identify the location or place of
We hear a lot about how Democrats have to "localize" the elections to have a chance of victory in November.
"Everyone else goes really big in late-night and we kind of localize it and just host a small little cocktail party at 11 p.m. and it's having great results."
The problem with the "localize" message is that the Democrats will effectively argue that this candidate would be just "same old Republican."
When one tried to "localize" the position of an electron by specifying its location more and more precisely, the mathematics required that the momentum (mass times velocity) of the electron must become less localized and more uncertain.
Chang last week attacked the simultaneous tour by Qian, accusing his mainland rival of seeking to "suppress the international existence" of Taiwan and to "localize" the nationalist island.
How Gabler could "localize" whether changes were authorial or not without knowing which were in Joyce's ink and which in the printer's pencil mystifies her.
Austria-Hungary and Serbia, wishing to "localize" the conflict, and proposes mediation of powers between Russia and Austria-Hungary.
Ways to help students understand and "localize" the big education news this fall.
Brands now need to "localize" themselves as we enter the era of location media
Despite the increased competitive pressure from nationwide operators, panel members in general indicated that smaller wireless operators still had an advantage in being able to "localize" themselves with their customer base, an advantage they were urged to continue to take advantage of.