n. pl. lo·cal·i·ties
1. A particular neighborhood, place, or district: "Localities, even individual villages, developed their own languages" (Wall Street Journal).
2. The fact or quality of having position in space.
[French localité, from Late Latin locālitās, from locālis, local; see LOCAL.]
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