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localize

(lō′kə-līz′)
v. local·ized, local·izing, local·izes
v.tr.
1. To make local: decentralize and localize political authority.
2. To confine or restrict to a particular locality: localized the infection.
3. To attribute to a particular locality: sought to localize the origin of the rumor.
v.intr.
To become local, especially to become fixed in one area or part.

lo′cal·i·za′tion (-kə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Early surgery in patients with localisable seizure foci in non-eloquent areas such as the medial temporal lobe leads to significant reductions (>70%) in epilepsy.
Fisiak (1983) is right to point out that the study of literary and onomastic data for dialect analysis should be complementary, as one type of data may provide localisable dialect evidence that the other type cannot, but this is not to say that they are equivalent.
Entre les choses ne designe pas une relation localisable qui va de l'une a l'autre et reciproquement, mais une direction perpendiculaire, un mouvement transversal qui les emporte l'une et l'autre, ruisseau sans debut ni fin, qui ronge ses deux rives et prend de la vitesse au milieu[beaucoup plus grand que].