Local may refer to:

Geography and transportation

* 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 unionArts, entertainment, and media

* ''Local'' (comics), a limited series comic book by Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly * ''Local'' (novel), a 2001 novel by Jaideep Varma *Local TV LLC
Local TV LLC was a television broadcasting company owned by Oak Hill Capital Partners which operated 20 television stations in the United States. The group was formed in 2006 by the acquisition of nine television stations owned by The New York ...

, an American television broadcasting company
* Locast
Locast was an American non-profit streaming television service that allowed users to view live streams of over-the-air television stations. The service was founded by attorney David Goodfriend under the banner of the Sports Fans Coalition.
Lau ...

, a non-profit streaming service offering local, over-the-air television
* ''The Local'' (film), a 2008 action-drama film
* '' The Local'', English-language news websites in several European countries
Computing

*.local
The domain name .local is a special-use domain name reserved by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) so that it may not be installed as a top-level domain in the Domain Name System (DNS) of the Internet. As such it is similar to the other ...

, a network address component
* Local variable
In computer science, a local variable is a variable that is given ''local scope''. A local variable reference in the function or block in which it is declared overrides the same variable name in the larger scope. In programming languages wit ...

, a variable that is given local scope
Life sciences and health care

*Local anesthesia
Local anesthesia is any technique to induce the absence of sensation in a specific part of the body, generally for the aim of inducing local analgesia, that is, local insensitivity to pain, although other local senses may be affected as well. It ...

, any technique to induce the absence of sensation in part of the body
* Local disease ( localized disease), disease confined to an area of the body
Mathematics

* Local class field theory, the study of abelian extensions of local fields *Local field
In mathematics, a field ''K'' is called a (non-Archimedean) local field if it is complete with respect to a topology induced by a discrete valuation ''v'' and if its residue field ''k'' is finite. Equivalently, a local field is a locally compact ...

, a special type of field that is a locally compact topological field with respect to a non-discrete topology
** ''Local Fields'' (book), an algebraic number theory textbook by Jean-Pierre Serre
* Local martingale
In mathematics, a local martingale is a type of stochastic process, satisfying the localized version of the martingale property. Every martingale is a local martingale; every bounded local martingale is a martingale; in particular, every local ma ...

, a type of stochastic process, satisfying the localized version of the martingale property
* Local property In mathematics, a mathematical object is said to satisfy a property locally, if the property is satisfied on some limited, immediate portions of the object (e.g., on some ''sufficiently small'' or ''arbitrarily small'' neighborhoods of points).
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, a property which occurs on ''sufficiently small'' or ''arbitrarily small'' neighborhoods of points
* Local ring In abstract algebra, more specifically ring theory, local rings are certain rings that are comparatively simple, and serve to describe what is called "local behaviour", in the sense of functions defined on varieties or manifolds, or of algebraic ...

, the branch of commutative algebra that studies local rings and their modules
* Local symbol (disambiguation) In mathematics, local symbol may refer to:
* The local Artin symbol in Artin reciprocity
* The local symbol used to formulate Weil reciprocity
* A Steinberg symbol on a local field
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, uses in various subfields of mathematics
* Local zeta-function In number theory, the local zeta function (sometimes called the congruent zeta function or the Hasse–Weil zeta function) is defined as
:Z(V, s) = \exp\left(\sum_^\infty \frac (q^)^m\right)
where is a non-singular -dimensional projective alg ...

, 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 In mathematics, Helmut Hasse's local–global principle, also known as the Hasse principle, is the idea that one can find an integer solution to an equation by using the Chinese remainder theorem to piece together solutions modulo powers of each ...

, the idea that one can find an integer solution to an equation using the Chinese remainder theorem
Other uses

*Local theory
In physics, the principle of locality states that an object is influenced directly only by its immediate surroundings. A theory that includes the principle of locality is said to be a "local theory". This is an alternative to the concept of ins ...

, a physical theory that obeys the principle of locality
* Pub
A pub (short for public house) is a kind of drinking establishment which is licensed to serve alcoholic drinks for consumption on the premises. The term ''public house'' first appeared in the United Kingdom in late 17th century, and w ...

, a drinking establishment, known as a "local" to its regulars
* Local language
See also

* * * Local group (disambiguation) * Locale (disambiguation) * Localism (disambiguation) * Locality (disambiguation) * Localization (disambiguation) * Locus (disambiguation) * Lokal (disambiguation) {{disambiguation