• (RP) IPA: /ˈləʊkəs/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈloʊkəs/

locus (plural loci)

  1. A place or locality, especially a centre of activity or the scene of a crime.
    The cafeteria was the locus of activity.
  2. (mathematics) The set of all points whose coordinates satisfy a given equation or condition.
    A circle is the locus of points from which the distance to the center is a given value, the radius.
  3. (genetics) A fixed position on a chromosome that may be occupied by one or more genes.
  4. (mostly, in the plural) A passage in writing, especially in a collection of ancient sacred writings arranged according to a theme.
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