[ loh-key-shuh n ]
/ loʊˈkeɪ ʃən /
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.
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Bring vs. TakeDo you bring food to a party, or do you take food to a party? The terms bring and take are often confused, and for good reason. Both words describe the movement of something from one location to another. Bring describes the movement of something toward a specified location. According to this convention, you can bring food to a party, but not take food to …
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.
Related formslo·ca·tion·al, adjectivelo·ca·tion·al·ly, adverbin·ter·lo·ca·tion, nounnon·lo·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for locational
/ (ləʊˈkeɪʃən) /
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 doneshot on location
(in South Africa)
- a Black African or Coloured township, usually located near a small townSee 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
Word Origin for location
C16: from Latin locātiō, from locāre to place
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Word Origin and History for locational
"position, place," 1590s, from Latin locationem (nominative locatio), noun of action from past participle stem of locare (see locate); Hollywood sense of "place outside a film studio where a scene is filmed" is from 1914.
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