Definition of locality in US English:

locality

nounPlural localities

  • 1The position or site of something.

    ‘the rock's size and locality’
    • ‘Geographical coordinates and sample sizes of the localities may be obtained from the corresponding author.’
    • ‘In addition, alleles from geographically distant localities often cluster together.’
    • ‘Even the roadsigns that mark localities or single properties must be made of granite.’
    • ‘Where the nuisance causes physical damage to property, however, the nature of the locality is irrelevant.’
    • ‘Mist-net capture localities were positioned near bird feeders at both study sites.’
    • ‘The La Venta site has yielded fossils assignable to as many as ten genera, whereas most localities will have no more than three.’
    • ‘It has a maximum thickness of 250 m and is absent at several localities except for a continuous ironstone horizon.’
    • ‘During 1994 jack snipe were recorded at 36 localities in the county.’
    • ‘Western Utah is the home of one of the best-known Cambrian fossil localities in the world.’
    • ‘This locality is also the site from which Lyreidus hookeri was collected.’
    • ‘Major new mineral localities of this magnitude are rarely discovered in New England.’
    • ‘This scramble for excellence has confirmed the benefits of cooler sites and matching locality to grape varieties.’
    • ‘The influence of these selected churchmen in the localities where they were placed cannot be underestimated.’
    • ‘Tectonic settings of several localities listed in Table I are equivocal.’
    • ‘Stolzite is poorly represented in Mexican and Central and South American localities.’
    • ‘Central American silver localities are not well represented in most collections.’
    • ‘For the next fortnight the Japanese mounted attacks on the string of defended localities running along the road.’
    • ‘It has an alphabetical list of localities by country, starting with Argentina.’
    • ‘Today the locality in which the university is situated may not be the safest and the best in the city.’
    • ‘Namibia seems to have the highest concentration of localities on the continent.’
    position, place, situation, location, spot, point, site, scene, setting
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    1. 1.1 An area or neighborhood, especially as regarded as a place occupied by certain people or as the scene of particular activities.
      ‘a working-class locality’
      ‘the results of other schools in the locality’
      • ‘We thought that until we do not find a new place for ourselves in a safer locality, we will continue to stay here.’
      • ‘In retirement he remained very interested in events and will be sadly missed by his friends in the locality.’
      • ‘He ploughed many a field in the locality and was never afraid of a long day's work in the fields.’
      • ‘She was very well liked in the locality and was a grand neighbour and good friend down through the years.’
      • ‘She is wished many years of happy retirement from her friends throughout the locality and beyond.’
      • ‘In many provinces and localities Hindus too are in a minority.’
      • ‘Local residents should be involved in the regular maintenance of the parks in their locality.’
      • ‘He will be greatly missed by his family and good friends around the locality.’
      • ‘Order individuals who don't live in the area to leave the locality.’
      • ‘Neighbourhood parks have sprung up in every locality making the area greener.’
      • ‘At the same time, there should be no more capital grants to localities for public works.’
      • ‘The deceased was highly respected and will be greatly missed by his many friends in the locality.’
      • ‘Needless to say, this has led to additional burden on the locality's narrow roads.’
      • ‘Mary is wished many happy returns by all on the committee as well as by all her friends in the locality.’
      • ‘One can perhaps see more potholes than the road itself in most localities of our city.’
      • ‘They offer intimacy beyond the family and join individuals within or between neighborhoods and localities.’
      • ‘With other lands adjacent to the park the locality is becoming an important offshoot, or suburb, of Glasgow.’
      • ‘It would become a place where people in Tramore could go to and meet friends in the locality.’
      • ‘This point raises questions about the role and participation of outlying villages and localities.’
      • ‘Railways spread from major routes to smaller localities.’
      vicinity, surrounding area, area, neighbourhood, district, region, environs, zone, locale, territory
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Origin

Early 17th century: from French localité or late Latin localitas, from localis ‘relating to a place’ (see local).

Pronunciation

locality

/loʊˈkælədi//lōˈkalədē/