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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Real-estate app Realtor.com, owned by Move Inc., a subsidiary of Wall Street Journal parent News Corp , sent the social network the location and price of listings that a user viewed, noting which ones were marked as favorites, the tests showed. Sam Schechner, WSJ, "You Give Apps Sensitive Personal Information. Then They Tell Facebook.," 22 Feb. 2019 The Ocean Panoramic Suite for its quiet location just above the Sisley Spa. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "The Best Room At," 9 Feb. 2019 Shop tons of gorgeous gowns on the BHLDN website or make an appointment to try on dresses at one of their two Manhattan locations. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "All the Best Places to Shop for Prom Dresses in New York City," 29 Jan. 2019 For starters, the location and venue are likely more unique than your average country club affair. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "The Most Extravagant and Enviable Destination Weddings in Vogue," 11 Jan. 2019 The driver will then usher the bot to a drop off near the delivery location and Serve will finish the last mile of the trip, saving the human driver time and gas money. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Postmates’ new autonomous robot wants to deliver your sushi," 17 Dec. 2018 Originally excavated in the 1960s, Burial 7/I’s remains have been moved to different storage locations and sometimes mishandled, says Roksandic, who examined the skeleton in the late 1990s and is the paper’s co-author. Mark Barna, Discover Magazine, "When Farmers and Foragers First Met," 24 Oct. 2018 Food events Seattle Wine and Food Experience FRI-SUN Wine and food tasting events, Bell Harbor and other locations, Friday-Sunday, Bell Harbor Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle; $55-$250 (seattlewineandfoodexperience.com). Madeline Mckenzie, The Seattle Times, "Community calendar: Love in the Market, Green River Glass Show, Northwest Flower & Garden Festival," 20 Feb. 2019 If all goes well, Nuro will be able to demonstrate the safety of its fully driverless technology and expand to other locations, gaining valuable experience along the way. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Kroger-owned grocery store begins fully driverless deliveries," 18 Dec. 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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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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