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lo·cus

 (lō′kəs)
n. pl. lo·ci (-sī′, -kē, -kī′)
1. A locality; a place.
2. 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).
3. Mathematics The set or configuration of all points whose coordinates satisfy a single equation or one or more algebraic conditions.
4. The position that a given gene or genetic marker occupies on a chromosome.

[Latin.]

locus

(ˈləʊkəs)
n, pl loci (ˈləʊsaɪ)
1. (Law) (in many legal phrases) a place or area, esp the place where something occurred
2. (Mathematics) 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.
3. (Genetics) genetics the position of a particular gene on a chromosome
[C18: Latin]

lo•cus

(ˈloʊ kəs)

n., pl. -ci (-saɪ, -ki, -kaɪ)
1. a place; locality.
2. a center or source, as of activities or power: locus of control.
3. Math. the set of all points, lines, or surfaces that satisfy a given requirement.
4. the position of a gene on a chromosome.
[1525–35; < Latin; Old Latin stlocus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.locus - the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)locus - the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
scene - the place where some action occurs; "the police returned to the scene of the crime"
2.locus - the specific site of a particular gene on its chromosome
site, situation - physical position in relation to the surroundings; "the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides"
3.locus - the set of all points or lines that satisfy or are determined by specific conditions; "the locus of points equidistant from a given point is a circle"
set - (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; "the set of prime numbers is infinite"

locus

noun
1. The place where a person or thing is located:
2. A particular portion of space chosen for something:
Translations

locus

[ˈləʊkəs] N (loci (pl)) → punto m, sitio m (Math) → lugar m (geométrico)

locus

n pl <loci> → geometrischer Ort

locus

[ˈləʊkəs] n (loci (pl)) [ˈləʊsaɪ] (Math) → luogo geometrico

lo·cus

1. n. lugar, sitio;
2. localización de un gen en el cromosoma.
References in classic literature ?
were untidy persons, with a low Italian standard; but I afterward recognized that a lodger who had forced an entrance had no locus standi as a critic.
Rucastle, so I think, Watson, that we had best escort Miss Hunter back to Winchester, as it seems to me that our locus standi now is rather a questionable one.
This is no locus docendi, it is true," began the clerical gentleman; "yet I beg you earnestly to let us profit by your learning.
And on this agreement they started--Tom, satisfied with having made his confession, and not sorry to have a locus penitentiae, and not to be deprived altogether of the use of his old and faithful friend.
The timing couldn't be better," says Michael Herzig, Chief Executive Officer of Locus Energy.
Known by loci names such as "D1S80" or sometimes for nearby genes "TPOX," a particular handful of STR loci meet these utility criteria and are well studied, with published primer sets for their amplification and known population statistics for individual repeat numbers at each locus--that is, for a locus, in a given ethnic population, some repeat numbers are commonly found, and others are less commonly found.
After the exact test, statistical significance was assessed at each locus with the P-value of the test statistic, and statistical significance is reported here both before and after sequential Bonferroni adjustment (Rice, 1989).
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Does health locus of control predict the smallest worthwhile effect of motor control exercise when adjusted for severity of pain?
We selected 16 previously characterized MTBC isolates to cover the complete range of repeat sizes at control loci MIRU 26 and exact tandem repeat (ETR)-B and experimental hypervariable loci VNTRs 1982 and 3232 (except 0 repeats for the locus 3232).
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