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locator

[loh-key-ter, loh-key-ter] /ˈloʊ keɪ tər, loʊˈkeɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person who locates something.
2.
a person who determines or establishes the boundaries of land or a mining claim.
Sometimes, locater.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin locātor a contractor, lessor, equivalent to locā(re) (see locate) + -tor -tor
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Word Origin and History for locater

locator

n.

c.1600, of persons, from Latin locator, agent noun from locare (see locate). Of things which locate, from 1902.

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locater in Medicine

locator lo·ca·tor (lō'kā'tər)
n.
An instrument or apparatus for finding the position of a foreign object in tissue.

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