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Meaning of LOCUS

Pronunciation:  'lowkus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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"
  2. [n]  the specific site of a particular gene on its chromosome
  3. [n]  the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)

LOCUS is a 5 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: locale, venue
 See Also: scene, set, site, situation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lo"cus\, n.; pl. {Loci}, & {Loca}. [L., place. Cf.
{Allow}, {Couch}, {Lieu}, {Local}.]
1. A place; a locality.

2. (Math.) The line traced by a point which varies its
   position according to some determinate law; the surface
   described by a point or line that moves according to a
   given law.

{Plane locus}, a locus that is a straight line, or a circle.

{Solid locus}, a locus that is one of the conic sections.

Computing Dictionary

A distributed system project supporting transparent access to data through a network-wide file system.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The position on a chromosome of a gene or other chromosome marker; also, the DNA at that position. The use of locus is sometimes restricted to mean regions of DNA that are expressed. See gene expression.
 Definition: A specific location or site on a chromosome.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abode, area, bearings, bench mark, district, emplacement, hole, latitude and longitude, lieu, locale, locality, location, pinpoint, place, placement, point, position, region, site, situation, situs, spot, station, stead, where, whereabout, whereabouts