colocate

verb co·lo·cate \ (ˌ)kō-ˈlō-ˌkāt , -lō-ˈkāt \
variants: or co-locate
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of colocate

colocated or co-located; colocating or co-locating; colocates or co-locates
transitive + intransitive
: to locate (two or more things) together or be located together: such as
a T : to cause (two or more things) to be in the same place or close together
  • They [fog signals] are usually co-located with another form of aid such as a light …
  • Dutton's Navigation & Piloting 14th Edition
  • These rings almost certainly have their origin in the release of dust from each of the four small satellites … which are colocated with the rings.
  • —Carolyn C. Porco
b T : to place (two or more units) close together so as to share common facilities
  • Staying with the relaxation theme, it will make sense to co-locate entertainment facilities, so your family and friends can occupy themselves during the training.
  • —Erik Seedhouse
c T : to place (computer servers) together in a secure dedicated storage facility
  • It has thousands of customers who pay handsomely to colocate servers in carrier-neutral data centers that are network and cloud interconnection hubs.
  • —Bill Stoller
d I : to be in the same location
  • … announced May 18 that the Oregon School for the Blind and the Oregon School for the Deaf would co-locate on the OSD campus in Salem after the 2008-09 school year …
  • —Bill Church

colocation

play \(ˌ)kō-lō-ˈkā-shən\ or co-location noun, plural colocations or co-locations
    • At our meeting in a construction trailer at the site in North Carolina's rural Rutherford County, Furlong tells me that in Facebook's early years it could get away with colocation (where one building houses servers for several companies) and then, as the company grew, with leasing entire data centers.
    • —David Schneider et al.

First Known Use of colocate

1897

in the meaning defined above

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