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1technical A particular position or place where something occurs or is situated.‘it is impossible to specify the exact locus in the brain of these neural events’
emergency, emergency situation, urgent situation, crisis, potential crisisView synonyms
- ‘It all revolved around the idea that the body is a locus of memory, and it brought that idea into so many dimensions.’
- ‘The locus of these thick or thin spots can be mapped by radar back to the site of origin.’
- ‘He is too quick to conclude that the Web, as a locus for and medium of art, is a failure.’
- ‘Next, the material is coded into discrete images and each of the images is inserted in the appropriate order into the various loci.’
- ‘It seems to understand that the locus of failure isn't external and partial.’
- 1.1The effective or perceived location of something abstract.‘the real locus of power is the informal council’
location, place, position, situation, locality, whereabouts, locale, spot, scene, settingView synonyms
- ‘For a peaceful world that promotes international democracy, the locus of power and influence needs shifting.’
- ‘The unfettered, pluralistic nature of the Internet is also changing the locus of power of the news media.’
- ‘Although the Roman government was intact, the real locus of power in ancient Rome was the family.’
- ‘Second, as a social institution the church quickly became a contending locus of power in the Roman Empire.’
- ‘They will be more gravely weakened if pension funds, an enduring locus of labor power, are privatized.’
- 1.2Genetics The position of a gene or mutation on a chromosome.
vicinity, surrounding area, area, neighbourhood, district, region, environs, zone, locale, territoryView synonyms
- ‘The data included results of genomic typing at polymorphic loci at or near genes of the autoimmune inflammatory response.’
- ‘Genes at a locus that differ by mutations are known as alleles or haplotypes.’
- ‘Individual alleles of three loci demonstrating high gene diversity were cloned and sequenced.’
- ‘The very large pine genomes are highly repetitive, and microsatellite loci also occur as gene families.’
- ‘These data indicated that the cloned genes represented the genomic loci that were altered in the original rye strains.’
A curve or other figure formed by all the points satisfying a particular equation of the relation between coordinates, or by a point, line, or surface moving according to mathematically defined conditions.‘a parabola is the locus of a point that moves so as to be equidistant from a fixed point and a straight line’
surrounding district, surrounding area, neighbourhood, locality, locale, local area, area, district, region, quarter, sector, territory, domain, place, zoneView synonyms
- ‘The curve can be considered as the locus of a point P defined as follows.’
- ‘Preliminary mapping of the remaining suppressors demonstrates that they define several distinct loci.’
- ‘Where lines were not common to multiple loci, lines are labeled only to species.’
- ‘Then the locus of centers of all circles passing through A and orthogonal to C is a straight line.’
- ‘The catenary is the locus of the focus of a parabola rolling along a straight line.’
3Lawshort for locus standi
- ‘If two crimes share the same mens rea, actus reus, and locus, they are, if not identical, comparable.’
- ‘Marrlist Limited had locus as a creditor of the company.’
- ‘It is further submitted that the claimants lack the locus to challenge the adoption of the negotiated procedure.’
- ‘However the ITC does not have a statutory locus to intervene in editorial judgments of this nature.’
- ‘In his Decision Letter dated the 8th November 1999 the Inspector dealt with locus in paragraphs 3-11.’
Early 18th century: from Latin, place.
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