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 Twin Peaks: The chain will have Cinco de Mayo deals that vary by location through Saturday. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Cinco de Mayo deals: Get a free Chipotle burrito, free guacamole from 'The Rock' and save on margaritas," 5 May 2021 Vaccinations can differ by location, but the neighborhood plays no role in the quality of service provided, a CVS spokesman said. BostonGlobe.com, "CVS, Walgreens see golden opportunity slip away as vaccines wane," 5 May 2021 And according to the company’s website, another Dallas store, location TBD, is on tap. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, "Pokeworks eyeing a June opening in Southlake and another Dallas location," 5 May 2021 The committee made a strong case that no matter the family structure, location, race or ethnicity, child poverty had long-term negative costs that accumulated as a child aged. Tim Smeeding, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Opinion: How President Biden's rescue plan could help poor kids in Wisconsin," 5 May 2021 Due to the larger griddle space of the Los Feliz outpost, owner Allen Yelent says the new location will offer additional specials. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, "Two upcoming events — Pop Off L.A. and Shake the Hate L.A. — will support AAPI organizations," 5 May 2021 That inspired Peddler and Dooped Donuts, which have been operating out of the 10,000-square-foot Ferndale Project location since last year. Brian Manzullo, Detroit Free Press, "Eastern Market Brewing Co. plans Royal Oak expansion, including new taproom by end of 2021," 5 May 2021 The Gilbert location is planned to open in December 2021. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, "This popular Phoenix brunch spot is expanding across the Valley. Here's what to know," 5 May 2021 There's so much personalization driven by location, past history, weather. Kerry Flynn, CNN, "He's shaping the future of Spotify, one moonshot idea at a time," 28 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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8 May 2021

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“Location.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/location. Accessed 18 May. 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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