localize lo‧cal‧ize [ˈləʊkəlaɪz ǁ ˈloʊ-] also localise verb [transitive]
1. COMMERCE to organize a business or industry so that things happen at a local level rather than a national one:

• The company is continuing with its efforts to localize production.

2. MARKETING to make changes in advertising etc to make it more suitable for a particular place:

• the free weeklies in Los Angeles that localize news and advertising

— localized also localised adjective :

• Our strategy is to become a fully localized, customer-oriented company.

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localized UK US (UK also localised) /ˈləʊkəlaɪzd/ adjective
used to describe a business or industry that has organized itself so that its main activities happen in local areas rather than nationally or globally: »

HSBC moved from being a localized Asian Bank to a major force in global banking.


Real estate has always been a localized business.

highly/very/quite localized »

So far, the internet ""supermarket"" is small and, like the physical supermarket business, highly localised.

MARKETING used to describe information or content that has been made suitable for a particular country, area, etc.: »

a localized advertising campaign

localized information/content »

The subscription gives the user internet access and a fair amount of localized content.

happening only in specific areas: »

External economic changes seem to have a specific and localized impact on businesses.


Localized flooding meant that many businesses shut down for the day.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • localized — (Amer.) adj. made local; confined to a particular place; concentrated in particular location (also localised) localize (Amer.) lo·cal·ize || ləʊkÉ™laɪz v. confine to a particular place; collect in particular place; (Genetics) identify the… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • localized — lo|cal|ized also localised BrE [ˈləukəlaızd US ˈlou ] adj formal happening within a small area ▪ localized flooding ▪ a localized infection …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • localized — [[t]lo͟ʊkəlaɪzd[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is localized remains within a small area and does not spread. She had localized breast cancer and both of her doctors had advised surgery... Community radio is a concept which is much more localised …   English dictionary

  • localized — also ised BrE adjective formal a word meaning within one small area, used especially to talk about something unpleasant or unwanted: localized flooding | a localized infection …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • localized — adjective 1. confined or restricted to a particular location the localized infection formed a definite abscess • Syn: ↑localised • Similar to: ↑local • Topics: ↑medicine, ↑medical specialty …   Useful english dictionary

  • Localized — Localize Lo cal*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Localized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Localizing}.] [Cf. F. localiser. See {Local}.] To make local; to fix in, or assign to, a definite place. H. Spencer. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • localized — lo·cal·ized (lōʹkə līzd ) adj. 1. Restricted to a particular place. 2. Medicine. Restricted or limited to a specific body part or region: localized pain and numbness. * * * …   Universalium

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