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From French localité, from Late Latin localitas, equivalent to local +‎ -ity.



locality (countable and uncountable, plural localities)

  1. The fact or quality of having a position in space.
    • 1665, Joseph Glanvill, Scepsis Scientifica: Or, Confest Ignorance, the Way to Science; [], London: [] E. C[otes] for Henry Eversden [], →OCLC:
      It is thought that the soul and angels are devoid of quantity and dimension, and that they have nothing to do with grosser locality.
  2. The features or surroundings of a particular place.
  3. (uncountable, mathematics, computing) The condition of being local.
    • 2004, Randall Hyde, Write Great Code, Volume 1: Understanding the Machine, page 154:
      This shows temporal locality of reference in action because the CPU accesses i at three points in a short time period. This program also exhibits spatial locality of reference.
  4. The situation or position of an object.
  5. An area or district considered as the site of certain activities; a neighbourhood.
  6. Limitation to a county, district, or place.
  7. (geography) A built-up area, i.e. a city, town or village
  8. (dated, phrenology) The perceptive faculty concerned with the ability to remember the relative positions of places.

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