- 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.
- the act of locating; state of being located.
- Civil Law. a letting or renting.
- 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.
Origin of location
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- 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
"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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper