localism

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

local +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

localism (countable and uncountable, plural localisms)

  1. (countable, linguistics) a linguistic feature that is unique to a locality
  2. (uncountable) Attachment to a particular local place; feelings or policies which emphasize local phenomena
    • 2010, The Economist, Jul-Aug 2010, p. 27:
      Localism may strengthen not just the selfless (eg, people who want to build a village hall) but also the selfish (who want to stop any new building in their backyard).