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Definition of local
belonging or relating to a particular area or neighborhood, typically exclusively so:researching local history the local post office denoting a telephone call made to a nearby place and charged at a relatively low rate. denoting a train or bus serving a particular district, with frequent stops:the town has an excellent local bus serviceCompare with express2. (in technical use) relating to a particular region or part, or to each of any number of these:a local infection migration can regulate the local density of animals Computing denoting a variable or other entity that is only available for use in one part of a program. Computing denoting a device that can be accessed without the use of a network. Compare with remote.
a local person or thing, in particular. an inhabitant of a particular area or neighborhood:the street was full of locals and tourists British informal a pub convenient to a person’s home:a pint in the local a local train or bus service:catch the local into New Delhi a local branch of an organization, especially a labor union. Stock Exchange
, slang a floor trader who trades on their own account, rather than on behalf of other investors.