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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
lo•ca•tion /loʊˈkeɪʃən/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a place or situation occupied:a house in a fine location.
  2. a place of activity or residence:This town is a good location for a young doctor.
  3. Show Businessa site outside a movie studio used for filming.
Idioms
  1. Idioms, Show Businesson location, engaged in filming at a place away from the studio, esp. one that is or is like the setting of the screenplay.

See -loc-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
lo•ca•tion  (lō kāshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a place of settlement, activity, or residence:This town is a good location for a young doctor.
  2. a place or situation occupied:a house in a fine location.
  3. a tract of land of designated situation or limits:a mining location.
  4. Show Business[Motion Pictures.]a place outside of the studio that is used for filming a movie, scene, etc.
  5. Computingany position on a register or memory device capable of storing one machine word.
  6. the act of locating;
    state of being located.
  7. Law[Civil Law.]a letting or renting.
  8. Cinema, Idiomson location, [Motion Pictures.]engaged in filming at a place away from the studio, esp. one that is or is like the setting of the screenplay:on location in Rome.
lo•cation•al, adj. 
lo•cation•al•ly, adv. 
  • Latin locātiōn- (stem of locātiō) a placing. See locate, -ion
  • 1585–95


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

location /ləʊˈkeɪʃən/ n
  1. a site or position; situation
  2. the act or process of locating or the state of being located
  3. a place outside a studio where filming is done: shot on location
  4. (in South Africa) a Black African or Coloured township, usually located near a small town
    See also township
  5. (formerly) an African tribal reserve
  6. a position in a memory capable of holding a unit of information, such as a word, and identified by its address
  7. the letting out on hire of a chattel or of personal services
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin locātiō, from locāre to place



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