Solid locus
Locus Lo"cus, n.; pl. {Loci}, & {Loca}. [L., place. Cf. {Allow}, {Couch}, {Lieu}, {Local}.] 1. A place; a locality. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{Plane locus}, a locus that is a straight line, or a circle.

{Solid locus}, a locus that is one of the conic sections. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Locus — Lo cus, n.; pl. {Loci}, & {Loca}. [L., place. Cf. {Allow}, {Couch}, {Lieu}, {Local}.] 1. A place; a locality. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) The line traced by a point which varies its position according to some determinate law; the surface described… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plane locus — Locus Lo cus, n.; pl. {Loci}, & {Loca}. [L., place. Cf. {Allow}, {Couch}, {Lieu}, {Local}.] 1. A place; a locality. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) The line traced by a point which varies its position according to some determinate law; the surface… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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