[loh-sahy, -kee, -kahy] /ˈloʊ saɪ, -ki, -kaɪ/
plural of .
[loh-kuh s] /ˈloʊ kəs/
noun, plural loci
[loh-sahy, -kee, -kahy] /ˈloʊ saɪ, -ki, -kaɪ/ (Show IPA), loca
[loh-kuh] /ˈloʊ kə/ (Show IPA)
a place; locality.
a center or source, as of activities or power:
locus of control.
Mathematics. the set of all points, lines, or surfaces that satisfy a given requirement.
Genetics. the chromosomal position of a gene as determined by its linear order relative to the other genes on that chromosome.
[gen-i-oo s loh-kee; English jee-nee-uh s loh-sahy, -kahy] /ˈgɛn ɪˌʊs ˈloʊ ki; English ˈdʒi ni əs ˈloʊ saɪ, -kaɪ/
the guardian spirit of a place.
the distinctive character or atmosphere of a place with reference to the impression that it makes on the mind.
the plural of locus
the guardian spirit of a place
the special atmosphere of a particular place
noun (pl) loci (ˈləʊsaɪ)
(in many legal phrases) a place or area, esp the place where something occurred
(maths) a set of points whose location satisfies or is determined by one or more specified conditions: the locus of points equidistant from a given point is a circle
(genetics) the position of a particular gene on a chromosome
(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.
locus lo·cus (lō’kəs)
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.
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[lok-uh-buh l] /ˈlɒk ə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being ; fitted with a : The car has a lockable glove compartment. adj. 1832, from lock (v.) + -able. Related: Lockability.
[lok-ij] /ˈlɒk ɪdʒ/ noun 1. the construction, use, or operation of , as in a canal or stream. 2. passage through a or . 3. a toll paid for such passage. /ˈlɒkɪdʒ/ noun 1. a system of locks in a canal 2. passage through a lock or the fee charged for such passage
noun 1. a broadened section of a canal before the gates of a lock.