Definition of Localism

1. Noun. A phrase or pronunciation that is peculiar to a particular locality.

Generic synonyms: Non-standard Speech

2. Noun. A partiality for some particular place.
Exact synonyms: Provincialism, Sectionalism
Generic synonyms: Partiality, Partisanship

Definition of Localism

1. n. The state or quality of being local; affection for a particular place.

Definition of Localism

1. Noun. (countable linguistics) a linguistic feature that is unique to a locality ¹

2. Noun. Attachment to a particular local place; feelings or policies which emphasize local phenomena ¹

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Definition of Localism

1. a custom or mannerism peculiar to a locality [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Localism

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
localism (current term)
localization agnosia
localization of function
localization principle
localization related epilepsy

Literary usage of Localism

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

1. History of Ancient Woodbury, Connecticut: From the First Indian Deed in 1659 by William Cothren (1854)
"Only the wan-ing of localism could have prevented it from availing itself of ... It is because the one has had no localism, that did not cm- brace the whole ..."

2. The American Public School: A Genetic Study of Principles, Practices, and by Ross Lee Finney (1921)
"The Tendency Away from localism. — The arrangements by which a government ... A narrow localism in the support of education is a curse to a great young ..."

3. The Union Pacific Railway: A Study in Railway Politics, History, and Economics by John Patterson Davis (1894)
"SECTIONALISM AND localism. No SOONER was a clearly-defined Pacific railway project in existence than the particular interests of sections and localities ..."

4. The Bible in Spain: Or, The Journeys, Adventures, and Imprisonments of an by George Henry Borrow (1845)
"Compostella—Rey Romero—The Treasure-Seeker—Hopeful Project—The Church of Refuge— Hidden Riches—The Canon Spirit of localism—The Leaper—Bones of Saint James. ..."

5. The Bible in Spain: Or, The Journeys, Adventures, and Imprisonments of an by George Henry Borrow, Ulick Ralph Burke (1907)
"Compostella — Rey Romero — The Treasure-seeker — Hopeful Project—The Church of Refuge—Hidden Riches—The Canon—Spirit of localism—The Leper—Bones of Saint ..."

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