locality

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noun lo·cal·i·ty \lō-ˈka-lə-tē\

Definition of locality

plural

localities

  1. 1 :  the fact or condition of having a location in space or time

  2. 2 :  a particular place, situation, or location

Examples of locality in a Sentence

  1. The plant has only been found in one locality.

  2. a locality with high housing prices

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First Known Use of locality

circa 1538


LOCALITY Defined for English Language Learners

locality

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noun

Definition of locality for English Language Learners

  • : a particular place or area


LOCALITY Defined for Kids

locality

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noun lo·cal·i·ty \lō-ˈka-lə-tē\

Definition of locality for Students

plural

localities

  1. :  a place and its surroundings



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