lo·​ca·​tion | \ lō-ˈkā-shən \

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 , -​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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No over-the-top ceremony, no extravagant location, just two people promising forever in front of family and friends. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Miley Cyrus Reveals Her Beautiful Vintage-Inspired Wedding Dress on Instagram," 26 Dec. 2018 Suppression tactics included gerrymandering districts, shutting down polling locations, purging voters from the rolls, and creating poll taxes in the form of voter ID laws. Bree Newsome, SELF, "The 2018 Midterm Elections Proved That Change Must Happen from the Ground Up," 15 Nov. 2018 Something is preventing the rover from accessing the locations where the affected data are stored, said Curiosity deputy project manager Steve Lee, of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Mike Wall, Space.com, "Rover Team Confident Curiosity Will Bounce Back from Glitch," 22 Sep. 2018 The very next morning, on May 1, bananas were found hanging from nooses made of black nylon rope in at least three separate locations on AU’s campus. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "Arjun Singh Sethi's American Hate Gave Hate Crime Survivors Like Taylor Dumpson the Chance to Tell Their Own Stories," 11 Dec. 2018 The Danish designer built the tiny dwelling ten years ago as a roaming art piece that could be installed in different locations. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "96-square-foot pavilion is the ultimate rustic studio," 6 Dec. 2018 According to Kim, every KKW Beauty product and KKW Fragrance will be available to shop at the temporary location – including the new KKW x KYLIE collab. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Kim Kardashian is Opening a KKW Beauty Store Today and the Photos Are UNREAL," 4 Dec. 2018 Schools would not be required to investigate assaults that take place in several off-campus locations, shutting out the thousands of survivors who are assaulted at parties, bars, or online. Jess Davidson, Glamour, "Why Does the Department of Education Want to Put Sexual Assault Survivors on Trial?," 28 Nov. 2018 Some of the most beautiful homes in the most special locations are privately owned. Rebecca Misner, Condé Nast Traveler, "Going Deeper in Cambodia," 19 Nov. 2018

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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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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


lo·​ca·​tion | \ lō-ˈkā-shən \

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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