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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Locus  \Lo"cus\,  n.;  pl  {Loci},  &  {Loca}.  [L.,  place  Cf 
  {Allow},  {Couch},  {Lieu},  {Local}.] 
  1.  A  place  a  locality. 
  2.  (Math.)  The  line  traced  by  a  point  which  varies  its 
  position  according  to  some  determinate  law;  the  surface 
  described  by  a  point  or  line  that  moves  according  to  a 
  given  law. 
  {Plane  locus},  a  locus  that  is  a  straight  line  or  a  circle. 
  {Solid  locus},  a  locus  that  is  one  of  the  conic  sections. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  scene  of  any  event  or  action  (especially  the  place  of  a 
  meeting)  [syn:  {venue},  {locale}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  A  distributed  system  project  supporting  transparent  access  to 
  data  through  a  network-wide  file  system. 

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