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Meaning of LOCALE

Pronunciation:  low'kal

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)

LOCALE is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: locus, venue
 See Also: scene



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lo`cale"\, n. [F. local.]
1. A place, spot, or location.

2. A principle, practice, form of speech, or other thing of
   local use, or limited to a locality.

Computing Dictionary

A geopolitical place or area, especially in the context of configuring an operating system or application program with its character sets, date and time formats, currency formats etc.

Locales are significant for internationalisation and localisation.

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