Locus



[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)
1.
a place; locality.
2.
a center or source, as of activities or power:
locus of control.
3.
Mathematics. the set of all points, lines, or surfaces that satisfy a given requirement.
4.
Genetics. the chromosomal position of a gene as determined by its linear order relative to the other genes on that chromosome.
[loh-koo s klahs-si-koo s; English loh-kuh s klas-i-kuh s] /ˈloʊ kʊs ˈklɑs sɪˌkʊs; English ˈloʊ kəs ˈklæs ɪ kəs/
noun, plural loci classici
[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/ (Show IPA). Latin.
1.
classical source: a passage commonly cited to illustrate or explain a subject or word.
[loh-koo s in kwoh; English loh-kuh s in kwoh] /ˈloʊ kʊs ɪn ˈkwoʊ; English ˈloʊ kəs ɪn ˈkwoʊ/
noun, Latin.
1.
the place in which; the very place; the scene of the event.
[loh-koo s see-geel-lee; English loh-kuh s si-jil-ahy] /ˈloʊ kʊs siˈgil li; English ˈloʊ kəs sɪˈdʒɪl aɪ/
noun, plural loci sigilli
[loh-kee see-geel-lee; English loh-sahy si-jil-ahy, loh-kahy] /ˈloʊ ki siˈgil li; English ˈloʊ saɪ sɪˈdʒɪl aɪ, ˈloʊ kaɪ/ (Show IPA). Latin.
1.
See (def 3).
/ˈləʊkəs/
noun (pl) loci (ˈləʊsaɪ)
1.
(in many legal phrases) a place or area, esp the place where something occurred
2.
(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
3.
(genetics) the position of a particular gene on a chromosome
/ˈklæsɪkəs/
noun (pl) loci classici (ˈklæsɪˌsaɪ)
1.
an authoritative and often quoted passage from a standard work
/sɪˈdʒɪlaɪ/
noun (pl) loci sigilli
1.
the place to which the seal is affixed on legal documents, etc
n.

(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’)

locus
(lō’kəs)
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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  • Locus-classicus

    [loh-koo s klahs-si-koo s; English loh-kuh s klas-i-kuh s] /ˈloʊ kʊs ˈklɑs sɪˌkʊs; English ˈloʊ kəs ˈklæs ɪ kəs/ noun, plural loci classici [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/ (Show IPA). Latin. 1. classical source: a passage commonly cited to illustrate […]

  • Locus-in-quo

    [loh-koo s in kwoh; English loh-kuh s in kwoh] /ˈloʊ kʊs ɪn ˈkwoʊ; English ˈloʊ kəs ɪn ˈkwoʊ/ noun, Latin. 1. the place in which; the very place; the scene of the event.



  • Locus of control

    locus of control n. A theoretical construct designed to assess a person’s perceived control over his or her own behavior. The classification internal locus indicates that the person feels in control of events; external locus indicates that others are perceived to have that control.

  • Locus-sigilli

    [loh-koo s see-geel-lee; English loh-kuh s si-jil-ahy] /ˈloʊ kʊs siˈgil li; English ˈloʊ kəs sɪˈdʒɪl aɪ/ noun, plural loci sigilli [loh-kee see-geel-lee; English loh-sahy si-jil-ahy, loh-kahy] /ˈloʊ ki siˈgil li; English ˈloʊ saɪ sɪˈdʒɪl aɪ, ˈloʊ kaɪ/ (Show IPA). Latin. 1. See (def 3). /sɪˈdʒɪlaɪ/ noun (pl) loci sigilli 1. the place to which the […]



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