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locator

[loh-key-ter, loh-key-ter]
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noun
  1. a person who locates something.
  2. a person who determines or establishes the boundaries of land or a mining claim.
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Sometimes lo·cat·er.

Origin of locator

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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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

locater in Medicine

locator

(lōkā′tər)
n.
  1. An instrument or apparatus for finding the position of a foreign object in tissue.
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