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locus (n.)

(plural loci), 1715, "place, spot, locality," from Latin locus "a place, spot; appointed place, position; locality, region, country; degree, rank, order; topic, subject," from Old Latin stlocus, a word of uncertain origin. Used by Latin writers for Greek topos. Mathematical sense by 1750.

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Definitions of locus

locus (n.)
the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting);
Synonyms: venue / locale
locus (n.)
the specific site of a particular gene on its chromosome;
locus (n.)
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
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