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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Locus \Lo"cus\, n.; pl. Loci, & Loca. [L., place. Cf.
Allow, Couch, Lieu, Local.]
1. A place; a locality.
2. (Math.) The line traced by a point which varies its
position according to some determinate law; the surface
described by a point or line that moves according to a
Plane locus, a locus that is a straight line, or a circle.
Solid locus, a locus that is one of the conic sections.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a
meeting) [syn: venue, locale, locus]
2: the specific site of a particular gene on its chromosome
3: the set of all points or lines that satisfy or are determined
by specific conditions; "the locus of points equidistant from
a given point is a circle"
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
27 Moby Thesaurus words for "locus":
abode, area, bearings, bench mark, district, emplacement, hole,
latitude and longitude, lieu, locale, locality, location, pinpoint,
place, placement, point, position, region, site, situation, situs,
spot, station, stead, where, whereabout, whereabouts
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :
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