a place of settlement, activity, or residence: This town is a good location for a young doctor.
a place or situation occupied: a house in a fine location.
a tract of land of designated situation or limits: a mining location.
Movies. a place outside of the studio that is used for filming a movie, scene, etc.
Computers. any position on a register or memory device capable of storing one machine word.
the act of locating; state of being located.
Civil Law. a letting or renting.
on location, Movies. engaged in filming at a place away from the studio, especially one that is or is like the setting of the screenplay: on location in Rome.

1585–95; < Latin locātiōn- (stem of locātiō) a placing. See locate, -ion

locational, adjective
locationally, adverb
interlocation, noun
nonlocation, noun

local, locale, locality, location.
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location (ləʊˈkeɪʃən)
1.  a site or position; situation
2.  the act or process of locating or the state of being located
3.  a place outside a studio where filming is done: shot on location
4.  in South Africa
 a.  See also township a Black African or Coloured township, usually located near a small town
 b.  (formerly) an African tribal reserve
5.  computing a position in a memory capable of holding a unit of information, such as a word, and identified by its address
6.  Roman law, Scots law the letting out on hire of a chattel or of personal services
[C16: from Latin locātiō, from locāre to place]

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Word Origin & History

"position, place," 1590s, see locate (v.); Hollywood sense of "place outside a film studio where a scene is filmed" is from 1914.
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Computing Dictionary

location definition

memory location

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Example sentences
Move it into position in the yard, marking with a trowel each corner post's
Begin by selecting a location for your compost pile.
In this way, each tissue type must have the active chromosomes in virtually the
  same location.
Much attention was paid to emergency dispatchers' efforts to pinpoint the
  location of cell-phone callers a year ago.
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