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location

lo·ca·tion

location

 
 
pronunciation:
lo keI shn
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: place or position.
The location of the factory is marked on the map.
synonyms:
lieu, locus, place, position, site, situation, spot, station
similar words:
area, context, lie, locale, scene, setting, venue, vicinity, whereabouts
definition 2: the act of locating.
Location of the document was not an easy task since the files were so disorganized.
synonyms:
placement, siting, situating, spotting
similar words:
assignment, discovery, disposition, habitation, positioning
definition 3: a specific site for a residence or business, in regard to appropriateness, beauty, opportunity, or the like.
The apartment is in a wonderful location overlooking the park and near a grocery store.
synonyms:
site, situation, spot
similar words:
locale, locality, neighborhood, vicinity, zone
Word Parts
The word location contains the following parts:
loc Latin root that means place
-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration ).