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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.
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
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]
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|Noun||1.||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|
|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"