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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] locus.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
locus

Plural
loci

locus (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.

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Latin

Noun

locus (genitive locī); m, second declension

  1. place, spot, location

Inflection

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

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