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Webster 1913 Edition


Location

Lo-ca′tion

,
Noun.
[L.
locatio
, fr.
locare
.]
1.
The act or process of locating.
2.
Situation; place; locality.
Locke.
3.
That which is located; a tract of land designated in place.
[U.S.]
4.
(Law)
(a)
(Civil Law)
A leasing on rent.
(b)
(Scots Law)
A contract for the use of a thing, or service of a person, for hire.
Wharton.
(c)
(Amer. Law)
The marking out of the boundaries, or identifying the place or site of, a piece of land, according to the description given in an entry, plan, map, etc.
Burrill. Bouvier.

Webster 1828 Edition


Location

LOCA'TION

,
Noun.
1.
The act of placing, or of designating the place of.
2.
Situation with respect to place. The location of the city on a large river is favorable for commerce.
3.
That which is located; a tract of land designated in place.
4.
In the civil law, a leasing on rent.

Definition 2021


location

location

English

Noun

location (plural locations)

  1. A particular point or place in physical space.
    • 2013 June 22, T time”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 68:
      The ability to shift profits to low-tax countries by locating intellectual property in them [] is often assumed to be the preserve of high-tech companies. [] current tax rules make it easy for all sorts of firms to generate [] “stateless income”: profit subject to tax in a jurisdiction that is neither the location of the factors of production that generate the income nor where the parent firm is domiciled.
  2. An act of locating.
    • 1886 November 12, Joseph Church Helm, opinion, Pelican & Dives Min. Co. v. Snodgrass, reprinted in, 1887, Pacific Reporter, volume 12, page 207 :
      The Ontario tunnel was not located in pursuance of the law relating to tunnel-sites. Lewis failed to follow up his discovery of mineral therein with any effort whatever towards completing the statutory location of a mining claim.
  3. (South Africa) An apartheid-era urban area populated by non-white people; township.
    • 2011, Dennis Brutus, Bernth Lindfors, The Dennis Brutus Tapes: Essays at Autobiography (page 188)
      It is the sounds of apartheid, of the townships, the locations []
  4. (law) A leasing on rent.
  5. (law, Scotland) A contract for the use of a thing, or service of a person, for hire.
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  6. (law, US) The marking out of the boundaries, or identifying the place or site of, a piece of land, according to the description given in an entry, plan, map, etc.
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French

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin locatio(nem), from locatum, from locare (to rent, hire).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɔ.ka.sjɔ̃/

Noun

location f (plural locations)

  1. renting, rental
  2. rent
  3. rented accommodation
    • 2012, Delphine Batho, Le Monde:
      L'article indique que j'ai « abusé des prix avantageux de la Ville de Paris » en référence au logement intermédiaire dont j'étais locataire. Je tiens à préciser que cette location avait été attribuée dans des conditions normales et régulières en 2001, six ans avant que je sois élue députée.
      The article suggests that I ‘abused favourable prices in the City of Paris’ with regard to the intermediary housing of which I was a tenant. I wish to clarify that this accommodation had been allocated under normal, regular conditions in 2001, six years before I was elected Deputy.
  4. hire (of a car etc.)
  5. booking, reservation

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