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.
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Recent Examples on the Web Moving government buildings to a new location, of course, does not mean that industry, deeply entrenched in Jakarta, would be quick to follow suit. Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2022 Officers gave him a ride to a location in Mayfield Heights at his request. cleveland, 18 Jan. 2022 Since the law passed, 143 babies had been taken to a Safe Haven location, according to the Chicago Tribune. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, 17 Jan. 2022 Health workers also tracked down another piece of mail delivered to a different location from the same sender, and found Covid-19 virus inside and on the cover as well, according to Ms. Pang. Wenxin Fan, WSJ, 17 Jan. 2022 Members of Congress were cowering in fear and Pelosi had been sent to a secure location. Colleen Long, chicagotribune.com, 16 Jan. 2022 Members of Congress were cowering in fear and Pelosi had been sent to a secure location. Colleen Long, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Jan. 2022 Ana’s fans followed her to the new location and noticed the farm-to-table freshness. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 12 Jan. 2022 Creator Mike White hinted in an Entertainment Weekly interview that the series may move to an international location, partly because of logistics. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 12 Jan. 2022

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First Known Use of location

1568, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Location.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/location. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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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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