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4 definitions found
 for Locus
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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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
        given law.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Plane locus, a locus that is a straight line, or a circle.
        
  
     Solid locus, a locus that is one of the conic sections.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  locus
      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) :

  Locus
  
     A distributed system project supporting transparent access to
     data through a network-wide file system.
  

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