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Definitions and Synonyms of locus | Another word for locus | What is locus?

Definition 1: the set of all points or lines that satisfy or are determined by specific conditions - [noun denoting group]

Samples where locus or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the locus of points equidistant from a given point is a circle

(locus is a kind of ...) (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols

"the set of prime numbers is infinite"

Definition 2: the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting) - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for locus in the sense of this definition

(locus is a kind of ...) the place where some action occurs

"the police returned to the scene of the crime"

Definition 3: the specific site of a particular gene on its chromosome - [noun denoting location]

(locus is a kind of ...) physical position in relation to the surroundings

"the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides"

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