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Local may refer to:

Geography and transportation[edit]

  • Local (train), a train serving local traffic demand
  • Local, Missouri, a community in the United States
  • Local government, a form of public administration, usually the lowest tier of administration
  • Local news, coverage of events in a local context which would not normally be of interest to those of other localities
  • Local union, a locally based trade union organization which forms part of a larger union

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]


Life sciences and health care[edit]


  • Local class field theory, the study of abelian extensions of local fields
  • Local field, a special type of field that is a locally compact topological field with respect to a non-discrete topology
  • Local martingale, a type of stochastic process, satisfying the localized version of the martingale property
  • Local property, a property which occurs on sufficiently small or arbitrarily small neighborhoods of points
  • Local ring, the branch of commutative algebra that studies local rings and their modules
  • Local symbol (disambiguation), uses in various subfields of mathematics
  • Local zeta-function, a function whose logarithmic derivative is a generating function for the number of solutions of a set of equations defined over a finite field
  • Local-global principle, the idea that one can find an integer solution to an equation using the Chinese remainder theorem

Other uses[edit]

  • Local theory, a physical theory that obeys the principle of locality
  • Pub, a drinking establishment, known as a "local" to its regulars
  • Local language

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