how to pronounce locale


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locale is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of locale in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… it creates quite the creepy locale there …”

meanings of locale


  1. A partially ordered set with the following additional axiomatic properties: any finite subset of it has a meet, any arbitrary subset of it has a join, and distributivity, which states that a binary meet distributes with respect to an arbitrary join. (Note: locales are just like frames except that the category of locales is opposite to the category of frames.).
  2. The set of settings related to the language and region in which a computer program executes. Examples are language, currency and time formats, character encoding etc.
  3. The place where something happens.

locale frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word locale occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics locale can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that locale can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) transport and travel;

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