Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of locating.
  • n. A place where something is or could be located; a site.
  • n. A site away from a studio at which part or all of a movie is shot: filming a Western on location in the Mexican desert.
  • n. A tract of land that has been surveyed and marked off.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A particular point or place in physical space.
  • n. An act of locating.
  • n. An apartheid-era urban area populated by non-white people; township.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of locating.
  • n. Situation; place; locality.
  • n. That which is located; a tract of land designated in place.
  • n.
  • n. A leasing on rent.
  • n. A contract for the use of a thing, or service of a person, for hire.
  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of placing or settling: as, the location of settlers in a new country.
  • n. Situation with respect to place; place.
  • n. The act of fixing by survey, or otherwise determining, the site or bounds of a piece or tract of land (as under a claim for a specified quantity of public land), laying out the line of a railroad or canal, or the like.
  • n. That which is located; a tract of land with boundaries designated or marked out.
  • n. In civil law, a leasing on rent.
  • n. An intuitive perception of distance and direction.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a point or extent in space
  • n. the act of putting something in a certain place
  • n. a workplace away from a studio at which some or all of a movie may be made
  • n. a determination of the place where something is

Etymologies

Latin locātiō, locātiōn-, a placing, from locātus, past participle of locāre, to place; see locate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin locatio ("a placing"), from locare ("to place, put, set, let"), from locus ("a place"). (Wiktionary)

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  • This is where filming will take place.

    July 1, 2008