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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Recent Examples on the Web

This is the second location for Theo’s, I was told. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Theo’s Kitchen: ’80s-era Orlando favorite gets ’em to the Greek," 4 July 2019 But in March, Elrich (D) called for the county to find new locations for the Olney tower and another tower in Bretton Woods after receiving pushback from community members concerned about potential health and other effects. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, "Hogan says radio tower will go forward in Montgomery County, over some objections," 4 July 2019 According to Berkeleyside, Tartine has a history with this location. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "Critically-acclaimed Tartine Bakery coming to Berkeley," 3 July 2019 The students learned how to choose the best location for the plants. USA TODAY, "Kacey Musgraves, sneaker flap, skiing in July: News from around our 50 states," 3 July 2019 The Senior Center is a drop-off location for the Enfield’s Education Resources for Children’s annual backpack and school supply drive. courant.com, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 3 July 2019 Laundromats, where families often spend an hour or two at a time waiting around, are also an ideal location for ensnaring children’s attention. New York Times, "Want Kids to Learn the Joy of Reading? Barbershops and Laundromats Can Help," 2 July 2019 MD Concrete, a maker of concrete products for home construction, with locations in Lakeville and Hastings, is celebrating 20 years in business. Pioneer Press, Twin Cities, "Business People: Serena Williams to appear on Wheaties box," 30 June 2019 Galantis + Kaivon pool party Talking Stick Resort near Scottsdale is one of the best locations in the Valley for a pool party. Samantha Incorvaia, azcentral, "Rewind through June 2019 nightlife, events scene in photos," 28 June 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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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 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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