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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.locating - the act of putting something in a certain placelocating - the act of putting something in a certain place
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
stratification - the placing of seeds in damp sand or sawdust or peat moss in order to preserve them or promote germination
juxtaposition, collocation, apposition - the act of positioning close together (or side by side); "it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors"
interposition, intervention - the act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others
orientation - the act of orienting
planting - the act of fixing firmly in place; "he ordered the planting of policemen outside every doorway"
implantation - the act of planting or setting in the ground
repositioning - the act of placing in a new position
set - the act of putting something in position; "he gave a final set to his hat"
superposition - the placement of one thing on top of another
fingering - the placement of the fingers for playing different notes (or sequences of notes) on a musical instrument
superposition - (geometry) the placement of one object ideally in the position of another one in order to show that the two coincide
2.locating - a determination of the place where something islocating - a determination of the place where something is; "he got a good fix on the target"
determination, finding - the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation; "the determination of molecular structures"
echo sounding, echolocation - determining the location of something by measuring the time it takes for an echo to return from it
References in classic literature ?
I understand, Tom," he said, "that you read my article in the magazine, about the possibility of locating some of the lost and buried cities of Honduras?
Currently, Find the Children, a nonprofit organization dedicated to locating abducted children, has the names and pictures of abducted children, including those from foster care, on its Web site at findthechildren.