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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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Examples from the web for locator
  • Use the store locator below to find other retailers in your area.
  • Some containers have had buoys or locator beacons attached to them so they can be more easily recovered when sea conditions allow.
  • Deck cranes then picked up truncated cones that had contained the chutes, locator beacons and other equipment.
  • The app also features a look at the special edition car and a dealer locator.
  • But if there's a deadline, there are times when a locator has to be done in half an hour.
  • The department's interactive park locator allows county residents and visitors to search parks by location and amenity.
Word Origin and History for locator
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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locator 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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Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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