Definition of localization in English:


(also localisation)


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’
    • ‘Companies need to figure out how much market share they stand to gain from localisation, before they invest.’
    • ‘The reallocation of resources was achieved by a combination of active labor market policy and localization subsidies to firms.’
    • ‘A company can reduce costs across a range of functions such as internet, storage network, localisation and compliance, among others.’
    • ‘I get contracted out of the country for localization.’
    • ‘What do you think about the importance of localizations?’
    • ‘This has been partially achieved by the localisation programme constantly being developed.’
    • ‘Any location-specific economies of scale which continue to exist will now be defined as urbanization economies rather than localization economies as before.’
    • ‘Several other localizations are on the way.’
    • ‘Regionalization and localization remain pervasive limitations on international economic integration.’
    • ‘Although the Irish localisation industry is still strong, the nature of the localisation industry has changed.’
    • ‘The company will be hiring graduates with skills in software localisation and product distribution.’
    • ‘Globalization and localization enhance the prospects for rapid and sustainable growth in developing countries.’
    • ‘What are your plans for the localization?’
    • ‘The main benefits of localization can be attributed to the presence of skilled labor and collectivized capital resources.’
    • ‘As localization advantages are connected with a certain location, they are external for the firm.’
    • ‘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.’
    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.’
      • ‘Probably the most valuable information that has been obtained during this time is new information about subcellular protein localization.’
      • ‘These localization patterns were consistently observed in each single cell of an asynchronous population.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘A nuclear localization signal is present in the C-terminal portion of the protein.’