Definition of Localisation

1. Noun. (physiology) the principle that specific functions have relatively circumscribed locations in some particular part or organ of the body.

2. Noun. A determination of the place where something is. "He got a good fix on the target"
Exact synonyms: Fix, Localization, Locating, Location
Generic synonyms: Determination, Finding
Specialized synonyms: Echo Sounding, Echolocation
Derivative terms: Localise, Localise, Localize, Localize, Locate, Locate

Definition of Localisation

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of localization) ¹

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Medical Definition of Localisation

1. 1. The determination of the site or place of any process or lesion. 2. Restriction to a circumscribed or limited area. 3. Prelocalisation. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Localisation

local street
local symptom
local syncope
local tetanus
local therapy
local tic
local time
local treatment
local variable
local variables
localisation (current term)
localisation of function
localisation principle
localised cancer
localised nodular tenosynovitis
localised osteitis fibrosa
localised pemphigoid of Brunsting-Perry
localised peritonitis
localised scleroderma
localised small bowel disease

Literary usage of Localisation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1918)
"Analytical 424 Qualitative Differences of Feeling 424 Types of localisation 426 Characterisation of Object-feeling 427 III. Discussion 428 Dependence of ..."

2. Handbook of Physiology by William Dobinson Halliburton (1913)
"localisation of Tactile Sensations. The localisation of a tactile sensation is of two kinds, absolute and relative. We can localise a touch on the arm ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1905)
"The result of my researches seems to be that the localisation of remote or mediate memories—in other words, the processes of localisation, whilst taking ..."

4. Principles of Physiological Psychology by Wilhelm Max Wundt (1904)
"(e)—The Principle of Relative localisation There can be no doubt ... so that any absolute localisation of function, which should confine each separate ..."

5. Experimental Psychology: A Manual of Laboratory Practice by Edward Bradford Titchener, ( (1901)
"The localisation of Sound. — We localise the familiar sounds of everyday life as ... This fact alone suggests that the localisation of sound is not an ..."

6. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1891)
"Cerebral localisation is very difficult to comprehend, and it is not right that ... Besides being brought thoroughly up to date, cerebral localisation has, ..."

7. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1890)
"To the author we owe an apology for the delay which has occurred in noticing his work in the pages of this .Journal. Cerebral localisation in its Practical ..."

8. An Introduction to Human Physiology by Augustus Désiré Waller (1893)
"CORTICAL localisation The physiology of the brain has, since the year 1870, been engrossed by the one question of localisation. Is there a localisation of ..."

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