Definition of localization in English:

localization

(British localisation)

noun

mass noun
  • 1The process of making something local in character or restricting it to a particular place.

    ‘the tug-of-war between the forces of globalization and localization’
    • ‘Regionalization and localization remain pervasive limitations on international economic integration.’
    • ‘Companies need to figure out how much market share they stand to gain from localisation, before they invest.’
    • ‘What are your plans for the localization?’
    • ‘Several other localizations are on the way.’
    • ‘Globalization and localization enhance the prospects for rapid and sustainable growth in developing countries.’
    • ‘I get contracted out of the country for localization.’
    • ‘As localization advantages are connected with a certain location, they are external for the firm.’
    • ‘A company can reduce costs across a range of functions such as internet, storage network, localisation and compliance, among others.’
    • ‘Any location-specific economies of scale which continue to exist will now be defined as urbanization economies rather than localization economies as before.’
    • ‘Although the Irish localisation industry is still strong, the nature of the localisation industry has changed.’
    • ‘What do you think about the importance of localizations?’
    • ‘The company will be hiring graduates with skills in software localisation and product distribution.’
    • ‘The main benefits of localization can be attributed to the presence of skilled labor and collectivized capital resources.’
    • ‘Make the extra effort to do a proper localization and be willing to make some changes if it seems like they might help broaden your game's appeal in other countries.’
    • ‘This has been partially achieved by the localisation programme constantly being developed.’
    • ‘The reallocation of resources was achieved by a combination of active labor market policy and localization subsidies to firms.’
    1. 1.1Medicine The fact of being or becoming located or fixed in a particular place.
      ‘differences in localization of growth control molecules in carcinoma’
      • ‘These two should be able to produce only a short form of the protein starting at the second methionine, lacking the mitochondrial localization sequence.’
      • ‘This suggests that assembly of the carotenoid layers in the chloroplast is not required for proper localization of the photoreceptors in the plasma membrane of the cell.’
      • ‘Selective localization and distribution of drugs in tumor tissue are of high interest in cancer therapy.’
      • ‘The presence of these branched carbohydrate chains is essential for the stability, localization, and function of many glycosylated proteins.’
      • ‘Probably the most valuable information that has been obtained during this time is new information about subcellular protein localization.’
      • ‘A nuclear localization signal is present in the C-terminal portion of the protein.’
      • ‘These localization patterns were consistently observed in each single cell of an asynchronous population.’
      • ‘These findings suggest that dcp-1 activity is required for the proper subcellular localization of active caspases.’
      • ‘Localization studies show the protein to be intracellular in COS cells and in the inner segment and synapse of photoreceptors.’
      • ‘We conclude from these data that the first transmembrane domain of Css1p is necessary and sufficient for its membrane localization.’

Pronunciation

localization

/ləʊk(ə)lʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/