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lo·ca·tion

location

 
 
pronunciation:
lo keI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: place or position.
I marked the location of my house on the map.
synonyms:
place, position, site, spot, station
similar words:
area, context, scene, setting, vicinity, whereabouts
definition 2: the act of locating.
Your location of the missing puzzle piece was very helpful.
synonyms:
placement, spotting
similar words:
assignment, discovery, disposition, positioning
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The word location contains the following parts:
loc Latin root that means place
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-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration).