locater


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lo·cate

 (lō′kāt′, lō-kāt′)
v. lo·cat·ed, lo·cat·ing, lo·cates
v.tr.
1. To determine or specify the position or limits of: locate Albany on the map; managed to locate the site of the old artists' colony.
2. To find by searching, examining, or experimenting: locate the source of error.
3. To place at a certain location; station or situate: locate an agent in Rochester.
v.intr.
To become established; settle: new businesses that have located in town.

[Latin locāre, locāt-, to place, from locus, place.]

lo′cat′a·ble adj.
lo′cat′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.locater - a person who fixes the boundaries of land claimslocater - a person who fixes the boundaries of land claims
surveyor - an engineer who determines the boundaries and elevations of land or structures
References in classic literature ?
It would have been well if the new life of the Devil's Ford had shown no other irregularity than the harmless eccentricities of its original locaters.
Software configuration functionality built into this 3M Dynatel locater system provides ease of use even for inexperienced workers because each locater can be programmed to include only those functions required by the operator.
Select an object view from the user-friendly, illuminated menu buttons on the handheld object locater controller, press Enter, and then move the telescope in the direction of the guide arrows on the liquid crystal display.