• (America) IPA: /loʊˈkeɪʃən/
  • (RP) IPA: /ləʊˈkeɪʃən/

location (plural locations)

  1. A particular point or place in physical space.
  2. An act of locating.
    • 1886 November 12, Joseph Church Helm, opinion, Pelican & Dives Min. Co. v. Snodgrass, reprinted in, 1887, Pacific Reporter, volume 12, page 207 :
      The Ontario tunnel was not located in pursuance of the law relating to tunnel-sites. Lewis failed to follow up his discovery of mineral therein with any effort whatever towards completing the statutory location of a mining claim.
  3. (South Africa) An apartheid-era urban area populated by non-white people; township.
    • 2011, Dennis Brutus, Bernth Lindfors, The Dennis Brutus Tapes: Essays at Autobiography (page 188)
      It is the sounds of apartheid, of the townships, the locations […]
  4. (legal) A leasing on rent.
  5. (legal, Scotland) A contract for the use of a thing, or service of a person, for hire.
  6. (legal, US) The marking out of the boundaries, or identifying the place or site of, a piece of land, according to the description given in an entry, plan, map, etc.
Synonyms Related terms Translations Translations
  • German: Ortsbestimmung, Ortsermittlung, Ortung, Lokalisierung, Lokalisation
  • Russian: размеще́ние
  • Spanish: ubicación

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