lo·cal /ˈlokəl/ 形容詞
局部 本地 區域
Lo·cal a. Of or pertaining to a particular place, or to a definite region or portion of space; restricted to one place or region; as, a local custom.
Gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name. --Shak.
Local actions Law, actions such as must be brought in a particular county, where the cause arises; -- distinguished from transitory actions.
Local affection Med., a disease or ailment confined to a particular part or organ, and not directly affecting the system.
Local attraction Magnetism, an attraction near a compass, causing its needle to deviate from its proper direction, especially on shipboard.
Local battery Teleg., the battery which actuates the recording instruments of a telegraphic station, as distinguished from the battery furnishing a current for the line.
Local circuit Teleg., the circuit of the local battery.
Local color. (a) Paint. The color which belongs to an object, and is not caused by accidental influences, as of reflection, shadow, etc. (b) Literature Peculiarities of the place and its inhabitants where the scene of an action or story is laid.
Local option, the right or obligation of determining by popular vote within certain districts, as in each county, city, or town, whether the sale of alcoholic beverages within the district shall be allowed.
1. Railroad A train which receives and deposits passengers or freight along the line of the road; a train for the accommodation of a certain district. [U.S.]
2. In newspaper cant, an item of news relating to the place where the paper is published. [U.S.]
adj 1: 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"
2: 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"
3: affecting only a restricted part or area of the body; "local
anesthesia" [ant: general]
n 1: 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" [ant: express]
2: anesthetic that numbs a local area of the body [syn: local
anesthetic, local anaesthetic, topical anesthetic, topical