lo·​ca·​tion lō-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce location (audio)
: 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.
: a tract of land designated for a purpose
the location for a mining claim
Australia : farm, station
: 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.
: the act or process of locating
Fog made the location of the harbor difficult.
: the placement of baseball pitches in a particular area of the strike zone
also : the ability to control the placement of pitches
lō-ˈkā-shnəl How to pronounce location (audio)
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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Word History

First Known Use

1568, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of location was in 1568

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Cite this Entry

“Location.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/location. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


lo·​ca·​tion lō-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce location (audio)
: a place fit for or having some particular use
a lovely location for a house
each location in a computer memory has its own address
: a place outside a studio where a motion picture is filmed
on location in the desert
: the act or process of locating

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