The definition of a locus is where a person or thing is located.
An example of locus is the table upon which a glass is sitting.
- a place: typically a technical usage
- Genetics the position on a chromosome occupied by a particular gene
- any system of points, lines, etc. which satisfies one or more given conditions
- a line, plane, etc. every point of which satisfies a given condition and which contains no point that does not satisfy this condition
Origin of locusL: see local
- A locality; a place.
- A center or focus of great activity or intense concentration: “the cunning exploitation of loci of power; the insulation from normal American society” ( Clifton Fadiman )
- Mathematics The set or configuration of all points whose coordinates satisfy a single equation or one or more algebraic conditions.
- The position that a given gene or genetic marker occupies on a chromosome.
Origin of locusLatin
- A place or locality, especially a centre of activity or the scene of a crime.
- The cafeteria was the locus of activity.
- (mathematics) 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.
- (genetics) A fixed position on a chromosome that may be occupied by one or more genes.
- sometimes confused with locust
From Latin locus.
locus - Legal Definition
The place or location of a thing or event.