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

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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web Roswell Mayor Kurt Wilson and city council members cut the ribbon on the new crosswalk, which is location on Ga. 9 between Elizabeth Way and Norcross Street, about a week ago. Ben Brasch, ajc, 17 May 2022 This will be the second location for Wasabi Restaurant & Bar, which first opened about two years ago in Downers Grove. Chuck Fieldman, Chicago Tribune, 16 May 2022 Anastasia Koutsioukis, co-founder of Mandolin Aegean Bistro, says Los Angeles was always her ideal location for a restaurant. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 16 May 2022 Mexico City continues to be a fruitful location for accidental Aztec finds. Elizabeth Djinis, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 May 2022 But then of course, this is the location where Kathleen passed away. Sasha Urban, Variety, 12 May 2022 Matzen allegedly told the individual to take the car to a wooded area around an industrial park, which is the location where Rogers' body was found. Adam Sabes, Fox News, 11 May 2022 Some studies done, studies that include factors of all kinds, from regional economics to personal income to an adequate nearby airport to market size and population growth, indicate that Salt Lake City is a most viable future location for the NFL. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 May 2022 Like its neighboring beaches to the north, South Padre Island is an excellent location for bird watching and catching a glimpse of the Kemp Ridley Sea Turtle. Gabi De La Rosa, Chron, 6 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of location

1568, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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20 May 2022

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“Location.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/location. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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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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