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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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In order to urge ministries, branches and localities to accelerate disbursement of public investment capital, the Ministry of Finance has organized the inspection of investment capital payment management in a number of localities.
These last two localities included plain area covered with spiny bush vegetation including Senegalia modesta, Broussonetia papyrifera and Parthenium hysterophorus.
Commissioner told that Ramazan Sasta Bazaars were being set up at Nawaz Sharif park, Committee Chowk, Adiyal Gail, Khayaban-e-Sirsyed and other localities of the city.
Gaps are also evident higher on the income ladder in the proportion of those earning more than the average wage: 44% in affluent localities, 23% in development towns, and just 16% in Arab localities.
The localities that witnessed an incremental price hike in the April-June quarter account for 52percent of property searches and 54percent of properties listed on Magicbricks, hence indicating a trend that important localities from both demand and supply perspective across India witnessed a price increase.
It said that the 15 localities had more than one nominated list and therefore they will hold elections set for July 29.
On the occasion religious and political parties' activists alleged that their localities had been linked with rural Achukhel power feeder which remained under prolong load shedding.
Meagre water supply is affecting residents of posh localities like DLF phase 1, 3, south city 1, sector 4, 5, 7, 21, Palam Vihar, housing board colony, Arjun Nagar and other old Gurugram localities.
The report compares four different kinds of localities: The Forum of 15 (relatively affluent localities with balanced budgets), Jewish development towns, Arab localities, and Jewish settlements in the Palestinian territories and in the Golan Heights (for short, "the settlements").
Geographic mapping of known type localities can show regions that have been under-sampled, and thus possibly underrepresented, and can also allow for targeted searches.
In recent years, as part of a research program on the biology, distribution, and biogeography of mammals of the Sierra Madre Occidental, bats have been sampled intensively in two localities: the Guanacevi Mining region and San Juan de Camarones, both in the northwestern part of the state.
As my reflection on the article I would like to add a few words regarding localities and labels.