Locating
Locate Lo"cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Located}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Locating}.] [L. locatus, p. p. of locare to place, fr. locus place. See {Local}.] 1. To place; to set in a particular spot or position. [1913 Webster]

The captives and emigrants whom he brought with him were located in the trans-Tiberine quarter. --B. F. Westcott. [1913 Webster]

2. To designate the site or place of; to define the limits of; as, to locate a public building; to locate a mining claim; to locate (the land granted by) a land warrant. [1913 Webster]

That part of the body in which the sense of touch is located. --H. Spencer. [1913 Webster]

3. To discover the location or site of; as, to locate the source of a radio transmission; to locate a leak; to locate the malfunction in a system. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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