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localize Syllabification: lo·cal·ize
Pronunciation: /ˈlōkəˌlīz/

Definition of localize in English:


[with object] (often as adjective localized)
1Restrict (something) to a particular place: symptoms include localized pain and numbness
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  • Additional treatment included localized radiation therapy to the operative site, without systemic chemotherapy.
  • Fever may be a marker of sepsis, localized infection, occult bacteremia, or benign illness.
  • A frequent dilemma is a limping child with no constitutional symptoms and no localized abnormalities by history or physical examination.
limit, restrict, confine, contain, circumscribe, concentrate, delimit
1.1Make (something) local in character: there’d now be a more localized news service
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  • More responsive, localized news formats have been attempted, with mixed success.
  • In the latter two cases, the settings are highly localized and parochial.
  • The centre is striving to localize its Internet services, including providing software, integrated systems and engineering support to local ISP and ICP providers, the two companies' sources said.
1.2Assign (something) to a particular place: most vertebrates localize sounds by orienting movements
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  • This in turn suggests that sounds and lights are localized with respect to the body, rather than to the head or eyes.
  • Why it is so important to localise and identify a given sound can be illustrated by a simple anecdote.
  • It wasn't just an impersonal sound or a localized light.



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  • The new Localization Wizard extracts localizable strings from setup projects, and packages them into an easily localizable form by any third party, including a freely redistributable visual Localization Tool.
  • Thus perceptual cross-checking may be domain-specific and not localizable in a single region, circuit or system in the brain, in which case the explanations of confabulation would vary accordingly.
  • The song of Rufousand-white Wrens is very characteristic, consisting of easily localizable pure tones and intermediate-frequency whistles.


Pronunciation: /ˌlōkələˈzāSHən/
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  • The drop in price can be attributed to the localization of production.
  • Again this is unlikely due to the localization of the problem to a single race.
  • It describes the process by which enterprises replicate each other's activities, even including infrastructure, resulting in a fragmented marketplace typified by a great deal of parasitic localisation and little real innovation.

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