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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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-- Resident of the locality to which he is nominated for its council for no less than one year.
First locality was Rata (33o36.81'N and 73o65.96'E) at the distance of 70 Km from Mirpur district.
Locality Virtual Tour can be accessed on the Personal Computer's web, and will soon be available on mobile web and mobile app.
It was well-planned three-pronged operation, blocking all the entry and exit points of the crime locality.
One locality plotted in the middle of the seaway on each paleogeographic map from the Cretaceous which overlapped the localities current age assignment.
Block: Point/ Boundary on Map consisting of Block, Sub-Locality, Locality, City and State Names.
Anoura geoffrooyi--Specimens examined: locality 45 (1, CRD 2922); locality 55 (3, CRD 1871, 1874, 2514).
One can find there information on political subdivisions, old and alternative locality names, and even the GPS data for some of them.
The sample size of this study was (100) from working women in East- Nile locality and their ages ranged between (20-59 years).
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." In other words, the court held that in determining whether Missouri's scheme created unconstitutional discrimination against interstate commerce, the proper comparison classes were not in-state sellers, as a general group, and out-of-state sellers, but were sellers within a local jurisdiction and out-of-state vendors selling to the same local jurisdiction.
Penrose (1889) described these deposits: "On south side of river is a low bluff of greensand from 1-4 ft above the water and about 1/4 mile long and full of shells ..." He named this location Camp Disaster, with no further explanation, and this is the locality thus noted by Heilprin (1891).
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.