a place of settlement, activity, or residence: This town is a good location for a young doctor.
a place or situation occupied: a house in a fine location.
a tract of land of designated situation or limits: a mining location.
Movies. a place outside of the studio that is used for filming a movie, scene, etc.
Computers. any position on a register or memory device capable of storing one machine word.
Civil Law. a letting or renting.
Idioms about location
on location, Movies. engaged in filming at a place away from the studio, especially one that is or is like the setting of the screenplay: on location in Rome.
- lo·ca·tion·al, adjective
- lo·ca·tion·al·ly, adverb
- in·ter·lo·ca·tion, noun
- non·lo·ca·tion, noun
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How to use location in a sentence
Your town or county might even have special drop-off locations for ballots that require no postage.ProPublica’s Pandemic Guide to Making Sure Your Vote Counts | by Susie Armitage | September 16, 2020 | ProPublica
More than a third of outbreaks during the pandemic’s first five months stemmed from locations in four ZIP codes.
However, if they click over to the Shopping tab they’ll typically see a “nearby” filter that will only display retailer locations with in-store inventory.Google boosting visibility of ‘nearby’ product inventory with new Shopping features | Greg Sterling | September 16, 2020 | Search Engine Land
During in-person absentee voting, voters can request, complete and submit a ballot all at once at a designated location, such as a county clerk’s office.Trump, in town hall, says he wouldn’t have done anything differently on pandemic | Colby Itkowitz, Josh Dawsey, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner | September 16, 2020 | Washington Post
Some perfect locations were within state park borders where my scientific collecting permit wasn’t valid.How to hunt for star-nosed moles (and their holes) | Kenneth Catania | September 15, 2020 | Popular-Science
In a remote location with little means for economic development, the Brogpas have cultivating this identity to their advantage.
They even switched off their location service—one of the main perks of the program.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays | Bel Trew | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The show started filming in Israel over the summer, but was forced to abandon the location as political tensions escalated.
Keep the location work to second unit so I wouldn't have to be away from Alma?Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I had chosen a seat by the window, but Poitras vetoed the location.
The economic destiny of a region is greatly influenced by its natural resources as well as by its location.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
But in that brief glimpse upward, Black Hood had marked the location of one of the steam pipes.
Oral evidence may be admitted to establish the location of monuments, and even hearsay evidence may be used for the purpose.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
The location is an essential element, and the policy will not be stretched to cover property not within the description.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
A narrow, circular stairway leads to the tower, from which the beauty of the location is at once apparent.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
British Dictionary definitions for location
a site or position; situation
the act or process of locating or the state of being located
a place outside a studio where filming is done: shot on location
(in South Africa)
a Black African or Coloured township, usually located near a small town: See also township (def. 4)
(formerly) an African tribal reserve
computing a position in a memory capable of holding a unit of information, such as a word, and identified by its address
Roman law Scots law the letting out on hire of a chattel or of personal services
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