1. [syn: vicinity, locality, neighborhood, neighbourhood, neck of the woods]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Locality \Lo*cal"i*ty\, n.; pl. Localitiees. [L. localitas:
cf. F. localit['e].]
1. The state, or condition, of belonging to a definite place,
or of being contained within definite limits.
It is thought that the soul and angels are devoid of
and dimension, and that they have nothing to do with
grosser locality. --Glanvill.
2. Position; situation; a place; a spot; esp., a geographical
place or situation, as of a mineral or plant.
3. Limitation to a county, district, or place; as, locality
of trial. --Blackstone.
4. (Phren.) The perceptive faculty concerned with the ability
to remember the relative positions of places.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a surrounding or nearby region; "the plane crashed in the
vicinity of Asheville"; "it is a rugged locality"; "he
always blames someone else in the immediate neighborhood";
"I will drop in on you the next time I am in this neck of
the woods" [syn: vicinity, locality, neighborhood,
neighbourhood, neck of the woods]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
50 Moby Thesaurus words for "locality":
abode, area, bailiwick, bearings, belt, bench mark, district,
domain, emplacement, field, habitat, haunt, hole, home,
latitude and longitude, lieu, locale, located, location, locus,
native environment, neighborhood, pinpoint, place, placed,
placement, point, position, positioned, province, range, region,
section, sector, set, site, situate, situation, situs, sphere,
spot, stamping ground, stead, territory, tract, vicinage, vicinity,
whereabout, whereabouts, zone
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
1. In sequential architectures programs tend to access data
that has been accessed recently (temporal locality) or that is
at an address near recently referenced data (spatial
locality). This is the basis for the speed-up obtained with a
2. In a multi-processor architecture with distributed memory
it takes longer to access the memory attached to a different
processor. This overhead increases with the number of
communicating processors. Thus to efficiently employ many
processors on a problem we must increase the proportion of
references which are to local memory.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
LOCALITY, Scotch law. This name is given to a life rent created in marriage
contracts in favor of the wife, instead of leaving her to her legal life
rent of terce. 1 Bell's Com. 55. See Jointure.