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locus

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1 a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest
  • an area of the Southwest that has been the locus of a number of New Agey movements

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2 the area or space occupied by or intended for something
  • the locus of brightness occurs where the rays of sunlight converge in front of the lens

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The first known use of locus was in 1648

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“Locus.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/locus. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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