Locale meaning

lō-kăl
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A place, especially with reference to a particular event.

The locale of a crime.

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The scene or setting, as of a novel.
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The definition of a locale is a specific place, especially in a story.

An example of a locale is Rapunzel's tower.

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The place where something happens.

Being near running water and good shade, the explorers decided it was a good locale for setting up camp.

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(computing) The set of settings related to the language and region in which a computer program executes. Examples are language, paper format, currency and time formats, character encoding etc.
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A place or locality, esp. with reference to events or circumstances connected with it, often as a setting for a story, play, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
locale
Plural:
locales

Origin of locale

  • From French local local, locale from Old French local

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French local (adj), nominal use of the adjective.

    From Wiktionary