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- The time period that begins when an object is allocated in memory and ends when the garbage collector deletes the object from memory.
- A collection of rules and data specific to a language and a geographic area. Locales include information on sorting rules, date and time formatting, numeric and monetary conventions, and character classification. See also: globalization, localization.
- The process of customizing or translating the separated data and resources needed for a specific region or language. See also: globalization, locale.