Locus meaning

lōkəs
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A locality; a place.
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A center or focus of great activity or intense concentration.
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(genetics) A fixed position on a chromosome that may be occupied by one or more genes.
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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.

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(mathematics) The set or configuration of all points whose coordinates satisfy a single equation or one or more algebraic conditions.
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The position that a given gene or genetic marker occupies on a chromosome.
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A place.
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(genetics) The position on a chromosome occupied by a particular gene.
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A locality; a place.
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The position that a given gene or genetic marker occupies on a chromosome.
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The set or configuration of all points whose coordinates satisfy a single equation or one or more algebraic conditions.
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The position that a given gene occupies on a chromosome.
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The place or location of a thing or event.
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A place or locality, especially a centre of activity or the scene of a crime.

The cafeteria was the locus of activity.

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(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.

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Origin of locus

  • Latin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin locus.

    From Wiktionary