location [loh-key-shuh n] WORD ORIGIN|IDIOMS noun a place of settlement, activity, or residence: This town is a good location for a young doctor. a place or situation occupied: a house in a fine location. a tract of land of designated situation or limits: a mining location. Movies. a place outside of the studio that is used for filming a movie, scene, etc. Computers. any position on a register or memory device capable of storing one machine word. the act of locating; state of being located. Civil Law. a letting or renting. SEE MORESEE LESS Liberaldictionary.com

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      on location, Movies. engaged in filming at a place away from the studio, especially one that is or is like the setting of the screenplay: on location in Rome.

    Origin of location 1585–95; Latin locātiōn- (stem of locātiō) a placing. See locate, -ion Related formslo·ca·tion·al, adjectivelo·ca·tion·al·ly, adverbin·ter·lo·ca·tion, nounnon·lo·ca·tion, nounCan be confusedlocal locale locality location Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 British Dictionary definitions for locationally location noun a site or position; situation the act or process of locating or the state of being located a place outside a studio where filming is doneshot on location (in South Africa)

    1. a Black African or Coloured township, usually located near a small townSee also township (def. 4)
    2. (formerly) an African tribal reserve

    computing a position in a memory capable of holding a unit of information, such as a word, and identified by its address Roman law Scots law the letting out on hire of a chattel or of personal services Word Origin for location C16: from Latin locātiō, from locāre to place Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for locationally location n.

    “position, place,” 1590s, from Latin locationem (nominative locatio), noun of action from past participle stem of locare (see locate); Hollywood sense of “place outside a film studio where a scene is filmed” is from 1914.

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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