location

noun
lo·​ca·​tion | \ lō-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce location (audio) \

Definition of location

1a : a position or site occupied or available for occupancy or marked by some distinguishing feature : situation Much of the charm of the house is in its location.
b(1) : a tract of land designated for a purpose the location for a mining claim
(2) Australia : farm, station
c : a place outside a motion-picture studio where a picture or part of it is filmed usually used in the phrase on location Parts of the movie were filmed on location in the desert.
2 : the act or process of locating Fog made the location of the harbor difficult.
3 : the placement of baseball pitches in a particular area of the strike zone also : the ability to control the placement of pitches

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Other Words from location

locational \ lō-​ˈkā-​shnəl How to pronounce locational (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective
locationally adverb

Examples of location in a Sentence

This is a lovely location for a house. The store has a new location. The company is moving its factory to a different location. Radar established the precise location of the aircraft. All of his movies feature lavish sets and exotic locations. The picture was filmed on location in the desert. Fog made location of the harbor difficult.
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Upon arrival at the location the agent encountered an individual in violation of immigration law. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "Arizona Students Marched for Classmate Thomas Torres-Maytorena, Who's Facing Deportation Court on Graduation Day," 7 May 2019 Before tending to co-chair Lady Gaga in preparation for the Gala, facialist Joomee Song will be offering her signature KAIKA treatment at Tenoverten’s Financial District location. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, "The Beauty Pop-Ups to Know in New York Ahead of the Met Gala," 1 May 2019 To redeem, just print out the invitation below and present it at any brick-and-mortar Kiehl's location. Alexis Rhiannon, Allure, "The Kiehl's Friends and Family Sale Is Happening Now," 23 Apr. 2019 As first reported by Refinery 29, 32-year-old Raylene Marks recently quit her job at an Edmonton, Alberta, location after taking issue with the company’s piercing policy. Glamour, "Former Claire’s Employee Says Store’s Child Ear-Piercing Policy Is ‘Deeply Flawed’," 10 Apr. 2019 Recently, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott took a vacation baecation together at an undisclosed location. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Kylie Jenner Wore a Leopard Print D&G Bikini on Baecation With Travis Scott," 5 Apr. 2019 On Thursday, employees found three more symbols at the same location. Katie Honan, WSJ, "New York Police Probe Swastikas at Sports Facility," 7 Mar. 2019 The literal crown jewel of her look came from the Tiffany & Co. archives, a 128.54-carat yellow diamond necklace that usually is kept under lock and key while on display at the Fifth Avenue flagship location. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lady Gaga Looked Ravishing in a Sequined Naked Dress on Jimmy Kimmel Live!," 28 Feb. 2019 Gerald Shur, the retired founder and longtime head of the Federal Witness Protection Program, poses for a portrait May 6, 2002 at an undisclosed suburban location. Popular Mechanics, "How the Witness Protection Program Decides Where To Send People," 8 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of location

1568, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of location was in 1568

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location

noun

English Language Learners Definition of location

: a place or position
: a place outside a studio where a movie is filmed
: the act of finding where something or someone is : the act of locating something or someone

location

noun
lo·​ca·​tion | \ lō-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce location (audio) \

Kids Definition of location

1 : the act or process of establishing in or finding a particular place Fog made location of the ship difficult.

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