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 location (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 One of the great things about Orlando’s mid-Florida location is that a great many interesting destinations can be reached in a drive of two hours or less, making possible fine day trips that can shake off COVID-era cabin fever. Joy Wallace Dickinson, orlandosentinel.com, "Lush lure of weird, exotic Florida thrives at McKee Botanical Garden," 11 Apr. 2021 They will be held outdoors, in a non-drive-in format, at a yet to be disclosed San Diego County location. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, "National Symphony Orchestra violinist Nurit Bar-Josef shifting gears for Mainly Mozart drive-in concert debut," 11 Apr. 2021 Twaruszka drove the casket to the funeral home’s Queens location, where employees would take it to the airport. Meg Bernhard, The New Yorker, "The Long Trip Home," 11 Apr. 2021 Stop in at the Walker’s Point, Sherman Phoenix, or Mequon location on April 14 for a free 1 ounce scoop of ice cream. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "3 things to know in Milwaukee food and drink news this week," 11 Apr. 2021 Rod Mauldin said the preliminary investigation indicates the victim along with several others were at the location partying. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Deadly shooting at Birmingham ‘shot house’ is city’s 9th homicide in first 10 days of April," 10 Apr. 2021 After the collision, a witness pulled Burruel from her Silverado, and Burruel tried to convince the witness to lie for her and tell police that Burruel's boyfriend had been driving and fled from the location, the document stated. Peiyu Lin, The Arizona Republic, "Driver in fatal head-on collision in Gilbert arrested on suspicion of manslaughter," 10 Apr. 2021 One option to check: pick up at an off-airport location and drop off at the airport, if allowed, to avoid airport taxes. Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY, "Planning a post-vaccine vacation? Don't wait to book a rental car and be prepared for sticker shock," 10 Apr. 2021 The original Owings Mills location opened in 2017 and was so successful the family opened a branch in Fulton on Dec. 1, 2020, in the midst of the pandemic. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, "Former Raven Gerrard Sheppard, sister Shanae expand their Sunset Raw Juice Bar business into Fulton," 10 Apr. 2021

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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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14 Apr 2021

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“Location.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/location. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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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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