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location; scene or setting, as in a film, play, or novel: filmed in a desert locale
Not to be confused with:
local – pertaining to a particular place: local custom
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1. A place, especially with reference to a particular event: the locale of a crime.
2. The scene or setting, as of a novel.
[From French local, local, locale, from Old French; see local.]
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a place or area, esp with reference to events connected with it
[C18: from French local (n use of adj); see local]
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1. a place or locality, esp. with reference to events or circumstances connected with it: to move to a warmer locale.
2. the scene or setting, as of a novel, play, or motion picture.
[1765–75; alter. of earlier local < French: n. use of the adj. See local]
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|Noun||1.||locale - the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)|
scene - the place where some action occurs; "the police returned to the scene of the crime"
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noun site, place, setting, position, spot, scene, location, venue, locality, locus An amusement park is the perfect locale for adventures.
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1. A surrounding area:
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n → Schauplatz m
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