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adjective [usually before noun] local pronunciation in American English /ˈloʊk(ə)l/
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    in or related to the area that you live in, or to the particular area that you are talking about
    Ask for the book in your local library.
    The local newspaper regards itself as the voice of the community.
    The aim is to improve services at both the local and national level.
    Local calls are free.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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