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localize, v.


1.1 trans. To make local in character; to invest or imbue with the characteristics of a particular place or locality.

2.2 To fix or plant in a particular place or district, or in a particular part or point of any whole or system. Usually with limitative force: To restrict or confine to a particular place or area; to make local in range or currency.

b.2.b To identify with a particular locality or localities; to attach to particular districts.

c.2.c To concentrate (attention) upon a particular spot.

3.3 To attribute (in thought or statement) to a particular place or locality; to find or invent a locality for, ascertain or determine the locality of. Occas. const. to.

Hence ˈlocalizing vbl. n. and ppl. a.

Additions 1997

Add: 4.4 intr. a.4.a In Path., (of a symptom, infective agent, etc.) to be or become restricted to a particular part or parts of the body; in Ecol., (of a species) to adopt a geographically restricted area as its territory.

b.4.b Of a person: to adapt oneself to a place and settle there.

location: The action of discovering, or the ability to discover or determine, the position of a person or thing. OED
A positioning system is a mechanism for determining the location of an object in space. Technologies for this task exist ranging from worldwide coverage with meter accuracy to workspace coverage with sub-millimetre accuracy.
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