Definitions for locusˈloʊ kəs; -saɪ, -ki, -kaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lo•cusˈloʊ kəs; -saɪ, -ki, -kaɪ(n.)(pl.)-ci

  1. a place; locality.

  2. a center or source, as of activities or power:

    locus of control.

  3. Math. the set of all points, lines, or surfaces that satisfy a given requirement.

    Category: Math

  4. the position of a gene on a chromosome.

    Category: Genetics

Origin of locus:

1525–35; < L; OL stlocus

Princeton's WordNet

  1. venue, locale, locus(noun)

    the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)

  2. locus(noun)

    the specific site of a particular gene on its chromosome

  3. locus(noun)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. locus(Noun)

    A place or locality, especially a centre of activity or the scene of a crime.

    The cafeteria was the locus of activity.

  2. locus(Noun)

    The set of all points whose coordinates satisfy a given equation or condition.

    A circle is the locus of points from which the distance to the center is a given value, the radius.

  3. locus(Noun)

    (genetics) A fixed position on a chromosome that may be occupied by one or more genes.

  4. Origin: From locus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Locus(noun)

    a place; a locality

  2. Locus(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Locus

    Locus, subtitled "The Magazine Of The Science Fiction & Fantasy Field", is published monthly in Oakland, California. It reports on the science fiction and fantasy publishing field, including comprehensive listings of all new books published in the genre. It is considered the news organ and trade journal of choice for the English language science fiction community. The magazine also presents the annual Locus Awards. Locus Online was launched in April 1997, as a semi-autonomous web version of Locus Magazine.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Locus

    A place. The word is used to designate the locality or position of, or series of positions of definite conditions and the like. Thus an isogonic line is the locus of equal declinations of the magnetic needle; it is a line passing through all places on the earth's surface where the condition of a given declination is found to exist.

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