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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The affected Poke Kits were sold at incorrect temperatures in five Maryland locations. Talia Richman, baltimoresun.com, "ALDI recalls some poke kits from five Maryland stores," 14 July 2018 The report includes many recommendations for improvement, including increasing the amount of relief supplies staged in remote locations, and being better prepared to deploy staff members to disaster zones. Arelis R. Hernandez And Joel Achenbach, chicagotribune.com, "Failure of imagination hindered federal response to hurricanes that devastated Puerto Rico," 14 July 2018 Many summer programs are held in all locations of the Lake County Parks during the year. Sue Ellen Ross, Post-Tribune, "Discovering what lives beneath the surface," 13 July 2018 After escaping into natural habitats, it can now be found in locations in the Pacific Northwest, Maine, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, in the United States–and, apparently, Virginia. Sarah Klein, Health.com, "Giant Hogweed Sent This Virginia Teen to the Hospital. Here's What to Know About the Scary Plant That Can Burn Your Skin and Lead to Blindness," 13 July 2018 Barber was linked to Drake once again in 2017 as a gossip outlet spotted the pair together in various locations. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "Decoding All of Drake's References on 'In My Feelings'," 13 July 2018 The major venues will be linked to the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and large screens will enable the singers in each location to form one huge ensemble. Anthony Barcellos, sacbee, "How Big Sing California aims to bring joy to six cities and 10,000 performers," 13 July 2018 The deal is valid only in locations where the unlimited gaming option Chuck E.'s Play Pass is available. Mallorie Sullivan, Cincinnati.com, "Chuck E. Cheese's offering 'Pay Your Age Day' deal after Build-A-Bear chaos," 13 July 2018 That success lured other investors, encouraging more development and raising the risk of oversupply given the relative ease with which such structures can be built in out-of-town locations. Fortune, "This Is London's Hottest Property — Thanks to Amazon," 13 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'location.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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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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