noun, plural lo·ci [loh-sahy, -kee, -kahy] /ˈloʊ saɪ, -ki, -kaɪ/, lo·ca [loh-kuh] /ˈloʊ kə/.
Origin of locus
noun, plural lo·ci clas·si·ci [loh-kee klahs-si-kee; English loh-sahy klas-uh-sahy, loh-kahy klas-i-kahy] /ˈloʊ ki ˈklɑs sɪˌki; English ˈloʊ saɪ ˈklæs əˌsaɪ, ˈloʊ kaɪ ˈklæs ɪˌkaɪ/. Latin.
locus in quo
noun, plural lo·ci si·gil·li [loh-kee see-geel-lee; English loh-sahy si-jil-ahy, loh-kahy] /ˈloʊ ki siˈgil li; English ˈloʊ saɪ sɪˈdʒɪl aɪ, ˈloʊ kaɪ/. Latin.
Related Words for locusbearing, habit, strait, site, attitude, manner, pass, plight, port, mien, deportment, arrangement, state, location, emplacement, form, pose, spot, disposition, condition
Examples from the Web for locus
Contemporary Examples of locus
With Mitch McConnell soon to be in charge, look for the Senate to become the locus of attacks on campaign finance reform.Just What We Needed: More Campaign Spending
December 8, 2014
The 18th Street Gang was named after the locus of its birth in the Ramparts section.The Deported L.A. Gangs Behind This Border Kid Crisis
July 11, 2014
This question of accountability has interesting links with the theory of “locus of control.”If You're Fat You've Only Got Yourself to Blame
April 15, 2014
He despised it for showing war not as an arena of bravery and honor but as a locus of dread and fear.Did Hollywood Collaborate With Hitler? A New Book Makes Bold Claims.
September 9, 2013
At the locus of policy on peace, territory and Palestinians, the picture is worse.Lapid Lost, Obama Distracts
March 21, 2013
Historical Examples of locus
We had no "locus standi" for complaining of this change and did not complain.Current History, A Monthly Magazine
New York Times
The result is that you have no locus standi as a resident in the house.The Rough Road
William John Locke
The locus of the idea, of the given problem, is not the same in the two processes.Essay on the Creative Imagination
The nursing situation is the locus of all that is known and done in nursing.Nursing as Caring
And as I had no army with me, I had no locus standi for sending an ambassador.The Kath Sarit Sgara
noun plural loci (ˈləʊsaɪ)
Word Origin for locus
noun plural loci classici (ˈklæsɪˌsaɪ)
Word Origin for locus classicus
noun plural loci sigilli
Word Origin for locus sigilli
(plural loci), 1715, "locality," from Latin locus "a place, spot, position," from Old Latin stlocus, literally "where something is placed," from PIE root *st(h)el- "to cause to stand, to place." Used by Latin writers for Greek topos. Mathematical sense by 1750.
n. pl. lo•ci (-sī′, -kē, -kī′)
Plural loci (lō′sī′, -kē, -kī′)
plur. loci (loh-seye, loh-keye)
In geometry, the set of all points (and only those points) that satisfy certain conditions; these points form a curve or figure. For example, the locus of all points in space one foot from a given point is a sphere having a radius of one foot and having its center at the given point. The locus of all points in a plane one foot from a given point is a circle having a radius of one foot and having its center at the given point.