from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Restricted to a particular place.
  • adj. Medicine Restricted or limited to a specific body part or region: localized pain and numbness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Limited to a particular area, in a local vicinity only.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of localize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. confined or restricted to a particular location. Contrasted with disseminated or systemic.
  • adj. made local or oriented locally.

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

  • adj. confined or restricted to a particular location
  • adj. made local or oriented locally


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