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Definition of the noun locale

What does locale mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: locales

  1. the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
    • example: Typically, a space station serviced a locale at least several light-years radially.
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonyms of locale: locus / venue
    • more generic word: scene = the place where some action occurs


  1. Locale: In computing, locale is a set of parameters that defines the user's language, country and any special variant preferences that the user wants to see in their user interface. Usually a locale identifier consists of at least a language identifier and a region identifier.
    • also known as Språkkonvention, Parametri locali, ロカール, הגדרות אזוריות, הגדרות מקום, 区域设置
  2. Locale: A locale, is the main local organizational unit of the 'Ndrangheta with jurisdiction over criminal activities in an entire town or an area in a large urban center.
  3. Locale: In computer architecture a locale is an abstraction of the concept of a localized set of hardware resources which are close enough to enjoy uniform memory access.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Locale

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Google previewProfessional DotNetNuke ASP.NET Portals (2005)

by Shaun Walker, Patrick J. Santry, Joe Brinkman, Dan Caron, Scott McCulloch, Scott Willhite, Bruce Hopkins

A locale is the combination of a country code and a language code. For the sake of accurate translations, it is important to use...

Google previewBeyond Geography (1992)

The Western Spirit Against the Wilderness by Frederick W. Turner

And though the setting of Shakespeare's The Tempest is ostensibly an uninhabited island somewhere in the Mediterranean, the true psychological locale is that unmade continent the English were even now beginning to clear at Jamestown.

Google previewAround Selinsgrove (2008)

by Jim Campbell

The locale is the west side of the 300 block of South Market Street in Selinsgrove.

Google previewDisturbances and Dislocations (2007)

Understanding Teaching and Learning Experiences in Indigenous Australian Woman's Music and Dance by Elizabeth Mackinlay

Introduction One of the most distinguishing features of the ANTH2120 classroom as personal, political and educational locale is the experiential component and engagement of the performing body as an epistemological site. This is what ...

Google previewCubeo Hehénewa Religious Thought (2004)

by Irving Goldman

The locale is that of the present Vaupés, in a rudimentary social setting in which only the most elementary relationships exist ...

Google previewTo the Point: A Dictionary of Concise Writing (2014)

by Robert Hartwell Fiske

area/locale/locality/location/place/point/ position/region/site/spot where at/from/in/on/to an/the area/locale/locality/location/ place/point/position/region/site /spot at/from/in/on/to an/the area/locale/locality/location/ ...

Google previewThe Love, Sex, and Relationship Dream Dictionary (2016)

Your Guide to Interpreting 1,000 Common Dreams and Symbols about Your Romantic Life by Kelly Sullivan Walden

The time, season, locale, or event in which your dream takes place can reflect the state of your relationship. Whether your dreamenvironment is messy or clean, urban or old-fashioned, naturalor man-made, opulent or basic, foreign or familiar, ...

Google previewDictionary of Confusable Words (2013)

by Adrian Room

loathe see loath locale see location locality see location location/locality/locale A location is the place where something is situated: 'The new condominiums were built in a pleasant riverside location.' A locality is similar, but unless qualified ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Concise Writing (2006)

More Than 10,000 Alternatives to Wordy Phrases by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Richard Lederer

area (locale; locality; location; place; point; position; region; site; spot) anyplace; anywhere; ever; ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2010)

The Classic First Edition by H. W. Fowler

locale is recommended ; see MORALE, & A L' OUTRANCE. 2. Pronounce the noun lokah′l, whichever way it is spelt. 3. The word's right to exist depends on the question whether the two indispensable words ...

Google previewLinux Dictionary

by Binh Nguyen

locale Get locale−specific information. From whatis −Dictionary/html/index.html locale−gen generates localisation files from templates From whatis−Dictionary/html/index.html ...

Google previewWörterbuch der Handels-, Finanz- und Rechtssprache / Dictionary of Commerical, Financial and Legal Terms / Dictionnaire des Termes Commerciaux, Financiers et Juridiques (2012)


|| taxe flocale. –gespräch n | local call || communication f urbaine locale. –gruppe f | local section (branch) (chapter); local || section f locale. –kenntnis f | knowledge of a place || connaissance f de la localité.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Mathematics (2013)

by Michiel Hazewinkel

Vapnyarskii AMS 1980 Subject Classification: 49AXX LOCALE Editorial comments. A complete Heyting algebra (see Brouwer lattice) regarded as a generalized topological space'. The name locale is due to J.R. Isbell ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Creek/Muskogee (2004)

by Jack B. Martin, Margaret McKane Mauldin

Tohopeka a locale in ...

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Nothing can happen nowhere. The locale of the happening always colours the happening, and often, to a degree, shapes it. (Elizabeth Bowen)
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Scrabble value of L1O1C3A1L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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