locality

noun
lo·​cal·​i·​ty | \ lō-ˈka-lə-tē How to pronounce locality (audio) \
plural localities

Definition of locality

1 : the fact or condition of having a location in space or time
2 : a particular place, situation, or location

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Examples of locality in a Sentence

The plant has only been found in one locality. a locality with high housing prices

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Now, the state is doling out money to localities from reserve funding and gas taxes to finance repairs of roads, bridges and other infrastructure. Sarah Chaney And Heather Gillers, WSJ, "State and Local Investment Gets Lift From Rising Revenues," 15 Dec. 2018 Similarly, its primary competitor, Lime, also exists in many localities nationwide, including New York, Wisconsin, and Louisiana, among others. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Can cities ban e-scooters in the name of public safety? Bird says no way," 4 Nov. 2018 Facundo Menossi, who leads horse tours at sunrise, sunset, and under the full moon through the locality and the park, is a typical story. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to Atins, a Hidden Paradise on the Northeast Coast of Brazil," 18 Jan. 2019 In his dissent, John Roberts, the chief justice, noted the country had over 10,000 tax localities, many of which have their own arcane laws on how different products should be taxed. The Economist, "Amazon wins from a Supreme Court ruling," 10 July 2018 Three localities — Arlington County, Fairfax County and the city of Alexandria — accounted for 20 percent of the state’s total vote and Democrat Ralph Northam won those areas by more than 70 percent. Washington Post, "Little-known Virginia Republicans vying for US Senate shot," 9 June 2018 Some states and localities also hand out EV breaks, allowing consumers to reap up to $15,000 (California) or $10,500 (Connecticut) per car. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Electric Kool-Aid Subsidy Test," 30 Dec. 2018 The absence of federal oversight has left states and localities to grapple with regulations on their own. Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, "Tattoo Industry Wins Over Millennials," 31 Aug. 2018 This year, several localities saw ballot measures passed that will specifically benefit people walking and biking. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "Transit on the ballot: How cities voted to fund transportation," 7 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of locality

circa 1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of locality was circa 1538

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locality

noun

English Language Learners Definition of locality

: a particular place or area

locality

noun
lo·​cal·​i·​ty | \ lō-ˈka-lə-tē How to pronounce locality (audio) \
plural localities

Kids Definition of locality

: a place and its surroundings

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