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[loh-kuh] /ˈloʊ kə/

a 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.
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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  • Loaner

    [loh-ner] /ˈloʊ nər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. something, as an automobile or appliance, that is lent especially to replace an item being serviced or repaired. n. 1884, “one who lends,” agent noun from loan (v.). Meaning “a thing loaned” especially in place of one being repaired, is from 1926.

  • Loanee

    /ləʊˈniː/ noun 1. a person who receives a loan 2. a sportsperson who is loaned from one organization to another

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