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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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"
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locus

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

locus

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

n pl <loci> → geometrischer Ort
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locus

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

1. n. lugar, sitio;
2. localización de un gen en el cromosoma.
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