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Meaning of LOCALITY

Pronunciation:  low'kalitee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  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"

LOCALITY is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: neighborhood, neighbourhood, vicinity
 See Also: Latin Quarter, Left Bank, Montmartre, place, proximity, Right Bank, scenery, section



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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
         quantity 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.

Computing Dictionary

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 cache memory.

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.

 Definition: a very large site or site-area composed of 2 or more concentrations or clusterings of cultural remains.
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