noun, plural lo·ci [loh-sahy, -kee, -kahy] /ˈloʊ saɪ, -ki, -kaɪ/, lo·ca [loh-kuh] /ˈloʊ kə/.
Origin of locus
Related Words for locabearing, habit, strait, site, attitude, manner, pass, plight, port, mien, deportment, arrangement, state, location, emplacement, form, pose, spot, disposition, condition
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Historical Examples of loca
In the urbana auspicia all loca effata must be within the sacred boundary of the pomoerium.The Religious Experience of the Roman People
W. Warde Fowler
On the medieval stage there was a neutral place or platea and special localized and propertied places called sedes, domus, loca.
On the Elizabethan stage the front stage is the platea, the inner and upper stages the domus or loca.
Loca sacra etiam ipsa Dei templa monialium stupro et sanguinis et seminis effusione profanare non verentur.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Volume V
J. H. Merle d'Aubigné
Reguli interea in loca propinqua thesauris alius alio concessere.De Bello Catilinario et Jugurthino
Caius Sallustii Crispi (Sallustius)
noun plural loci (ˈləʊsaɪ)
Word Origin for locus
(plural loci), 1715, "locality," from Latin locus "a place, spot, position," from Old Latin stlocus, literally "where something is placed," from PIE root *st(h)el- "to cause to stand, to place." Used by Latin writers for Greek topos. Mathematical sense by 1750.
n. pl. lo•ci (-sī′, -kē, -kī′)
Plural loci (lō′sī′, -kē, -kī′)
plur. loci (loh-seye, loh-keye)
In geometry, the set of all points (and only those points) that satisfy certain conditions; these points form a curve or figure. For example, the locus of all points in space one foot from a given point is a sphere having a radius of one foot and having its center at the given point. The locus of all points in a plane one foot from a given point is a circle having a radius of one foot and having its center at the given point.