[ loh-key-shuh n ]
/ loʊˈkeɪ ʃən /



    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

1585–95; < Latin locātiōn- (stem of locātiō) a placing. See locate, -ion

Related forms

lo·ca·tion·al, adjectivelo·ca·tion·al·ly, adverbin·ter·lo·ca·tion, nounnon·lo·ca·tion, noun

Can be confused

local locale locality location
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British Dictionary definitions for locationally


/ (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)
  1. a Black African or Coloured township, usually located near a small townSee also township (def. 4)
  2. (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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