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. (Note: locales are just like frames except that the category of locales is opposite to the category of frames.)
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.
- (mathematics): spatial locale
place where something happens
locale (masculine and feminine plural locali)
locale m (plural locali)