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locality

[lō′kal·əd·ē]
(physics)
The condition that two events at spatially separated locations are entirely independent of each other, provided that the time interval between the events is less than that required for a light signal to travel from one location to the other.

locality

(1)
In sequential architectures programs tend to access data that has been accessed recently (temporal locality) or that is at an address near recently referenced data (spatial locality). This is the basis for the speed-up obtained with a cache memory.

locality

(2)
In a multi-processor architecture with distributed memory it takes longer to access the memory attached to a different processor. This overhead increases with the number of communicating processors. Thus to efficiently employ many processors on a problem we must increase the proportion of references which are to local memory.
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He hailed the efforts of the North Darfur governor, police director and the other security organs in establishing security and returning the police force to Ambro, saying they would make every possible effort maintain security and deploy police across the locality.
This is where Locality Virtual Tour comes-in and provides eager property seekers with a panoramic street view of the area, helping them understand the nuances of the location before they purchase/ rent/ resale a new property or a plot.
The population density of barking deer was maximum in the locality Choch because of very thick vegetation cover and low disturbance in the area.
Choeronycteris mexicana--Specimens examined: locality 48 (2, CRD 2719-2720); locality 50 (1, CRD 2621); locality 55 (1, CRD 2506).
The court rejected this argument, concluding that "[s]o long as, within each taxing jurisdiction, an item purchased from an out-of-state vendor will never be taxed at a higher tax than would be charged had the item been purchased from a vendor in that locality, there is no undue burden on interstate commerce.
A site can also be designated a village green "if it is land on which for not less than 20 years a significant number of the inhabitants of any locality, or of any neighbourhood within a locality, have indulged in lawful sports and pastimes as of right.
In doing so, they severed the personal and political links between their locality and the national movement and contributed to the rapid decline of Chartism.
For 2002, the per-diem rate rises to $204 for travel to any high-cost locality (up from $201) and to $125 for travel to any other locality (up from $124) within the continental United States.
Locality adjustment where non-federal pay exceeds federal pay by more than 5 percent
If local species saturation occurs, then perhaps a correct locality size exists at which this saturation would be evident.