Definition of Localization

1. Noun. A determination of the place where something is. "He got a good fix on the target"

Exact synonyms: Fix, Localisation, Locating, Location
Generic synonyms: Determination, Finding
Specialized synonyms: Echo Sounding, Echolocation
Derivative terms: Localise, Localise, Localize, Localize, Locate, Locate

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

Definition of Localization

1. n. Act of localizing, or state of being localized.

Definition of Localization

1. Noun. The act of localizing. ¹

2. Noun. The state of being localized. ¹

3. Noun. (software engineering) act or process of making a product suitable for use in a particular country or region. ¹

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Definition of Localization

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Medical Definition of Localization

1. Act of localising, or state of being localised. Cerebral localization, the localization of the control of special functions, as of sight or of the various movements of the body, in special regions of the brain. Origin: Cf. F. Localisation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Localization

localised peritonitis
localised scleroderma
localised small bowel disease
localization (current term)
localization agnosia
localization of function
localization principle
localization related epilepsy
localizing electrode
localizing symptom

Literary usage of Localization

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

1. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1903)
"BY PROFESSOR JAMES ROWLAND ANGELL, University of Chicago. An adequate theory of the localization of sound must take account ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1887)
"A scientific basis for the theory of cerebral localization was obtained by ... 1 For a most excellent article on the localization of cortical lesions of the ..."

3. Life and Labour of the People in London by Charles Booth (1897)
"Danger of excessive localization not present. The printing and furniture trades. Special instances of localization owing to nearness of an appropriate ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1922)
"(4) In open-ear localization with telephone receivers the image is always localized in the median plane when the O's head occupies the position that ..."

5. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1911)
"Summary of Results I. HISTORICAL 294 It is difficult to ascertain just when the belief in the binaural ratio as a factor in auditory localization came into ..."

6. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1915)
"The diagnosis and localization of the lesion were confirmed in all of the cases either at operation or on post-mortem examination. ..."

7. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"Anatomic localization of Depressant Effects.—The anatomic methods of localization are quite simple, since the problem concerns a purely efferent path. ..."

8. American Journal of Roentgenology by American Radium Society (1919)
"localization OF FOREIGN BODIES AT THE FRONT THE NEAREST POINT METHOD. ... I should like to state that mathematically accurate localization of foreign bodies ..."

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