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. But the news of its sudden fortune, magnified by report, began presently to flood the settlement with another class of adventurers.
The case feeder can be ordered for either small or large pistol sizes and then there are caliber-specific parts called the "station one locater" and the "case feed adapter." The locater guides the case into the shell plate and serves the same purpose as the old case feed tray that is replaced when the feeder is installed.
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.