locale (plural locales)
- The place where something happens.
- Being near running water and good shade, the explorers decided it was a good locale for setting up camp.
- (computing) The set of settings related to the language and region in which a computer program executes. Examples are language, currency and time formats, character encoding etc.
- (mathematics) A partially ordered set with the following additional axiomatic properties: any finite subset of it has a meet, any arbitrary subset of it has a join, and distributivity, which states that a binary meet distributes with respect to an arbitrary join.
2011 June 27, Tom Leinster, “An informal introduction to topos theory”, in arXiv.org, Cornell University Library, retrieved 2018-3-21:
- Since every locale is of the form [subobjects of the terminal object in ] for some topos , locale theory can be regarded as the fragment of topos theory concerning subobjects of 1. A subobject of 1 is a map , which can reasonably called a truth value. In that sense, locale theory is the study of truth values.
place where something happens
locale (masculine and feminine plural locali)
locale m (plural locali)