locus

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin locus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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.

Usage notesEdit

  • sometimes confused with locust

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Latin stlocus, from Proto-Indo-European *stel- ‎(to put, place, locate).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

locus m ‎(genitive locī); second declension

  1. place, spot (a specific location)
  2. a passage of literature
  3. in the plural with neuter gender: a region or general geographic area

DeclensionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative locus locī
loca
genitive locī locōrum
dative locō locīs
accusative locum locōs
loca
ablative locō locīs
vocative loce locī
loca

The inflection is irregular. For senses one and two, the declension follows the regular masculine pattern. For sense three, the plural forms become neuter in gender and form.

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin locus.

NounEdit

locus m ‎(plural loci)

  1. (genetics) locus
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