Definition of localize in English:


Syllabification: lo·cal·ize
Pronunciation: /ˈlōkəˌlīz


[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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