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Dictionary definition for: Local

1. (n) public transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at all stations or stops; "the local seemed to take forever to get to New York"

2. (a) relating to or applicable to or concerned with the administration of a city or town or district rather than a larger area; "local taxes" "local authorities"

3. (n) anesthetic that numbs a local area of the body

4. (a) of or belonging to or characteristic of a particular locality or neighborhood; "local customs" "local schools" "the local citizens" "a local point of view" "local outbreaks of flu" "a local bus line"

5. (a) affecting only a restricted part or area of the body; "local anesthesia"

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