Definition of locality noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ləʊˈkæləti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//loʊˈkæləti//
    (pl. localities) (formal)
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  1. 1the area that surrounds the place you are in or are talking about synonym vicinity people living in the locality of the power station There is no airport in the locality.
  2. 2the place where somebody/something exists We talk of the brain as the locality of thought. The birds are found in over 70 different localities.
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French localité or late Latin localitas, from localis ‘relating to a place’, from Latin locus ‘place’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: locality