noun, plural lo·ci [loh-sahy, -kee, -kahy] /ˈloʊ saɪ, -ki, -kaɪ/, lo·ca [loh-kuh] /ˈloʊ kə/.
Origin of locus
Definition for locus (2 of 4)
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.
Definition for locus (3 of 4)
locus in quo
Definition for locus (4 of 4)
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.
Examples from the Web for locus
With Mitch McConnell soon to be in charge, look for the Senate to become the locus of attacks on campaign finance reform.
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|Michael Daly|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This question of accountability has interesting links with the theory of “locus of control.”
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.|Christopher Bray|September 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
At the locus of policy on peace, territory and Palestinians, the picture is worse.
But without an appeal to conscience the satirist has no locus standi.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature|John Addington Symonds
The gentleman has talked to us about his disregard for the locus in quo.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
The locus of the so-called parallelism is, we are told, the cortex of the brain.Spencer's Philosophy of Science|C. Lloyd Morgan
Again, any plane ω is the locus of a system of null-lines meeting in a point, called the null-point of ω.
He had no position at all towards the child—no rights, no control, no voice, no locus standi whatsoever.Peccavi|E. W. Hornung
British Dictionary definitions for locus (1 of 3)
noun plural loci (ˈləʊsaɪ)
Word Origin for locus
British Dictionary definitions for locus (2 of 3)
noun plural loci classici (ˈklæsɪˌsaɪ)
Word Origin for locus classicus
British Dictionary definitions for locus (3 of 3)
noun plural loci sigilli
Word Origin for locus sigilli
Word Origin and History for locus
(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.
Medicine definitions for locus
n. pl. lo•ci (-sī′, -kē, -kī′)
Science definitions for locus
Plural loci (lō′sī′, -kē, -kī′)
Culture definitions for locus
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.