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geolocation

[ jee-oh-loh-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌdʒi oʊ loʊˈkeɪ ʃən /
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noun Digital Technology.
the process of determining the location of an electronic device, as a computer, cell phone, satellite, etc.
the actual location as determined by this process: The website uses the IP address of your device to estimate your geolocation.
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Origin of geolocation

First recorded in 2005–10; geo(graphical) + location

OTHER WORDS FROM geolocation

ge·o·lo·cate, verb (used with object) ge·o·lo·cat·ed, ge·o·lo·cat·ing.
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