plural of locale
as in locations
the area or space occupied by or intended for something we found an ideal locale for our annual picnic

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as in settings
the place and time in which the action for a portion of a dramatic work (as a movie) is set the movie's locale is ambiguous, though the architecture and dress are suggestive of 19th-century Europe

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“Locales.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/locales. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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