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located, past participle; locates, 3rd person singular present; locating, present participle; located, past tense;
  1. Discover the exact place or position of
    • - engineers were working to locate the fault
  2. Situate in a particular place
    • - these popular apartments are centrally located
  3. Place within a particular context
    • - they locate their policies in terms of wealth creation
  4. Establish oneself or one's business in a specified place
    • - his marketing strategy has been to locate in small towns

  1. discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining; "Can you locate your cousins in the Midwest?"; "My search turned up nothing"
  2. situate: determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey; "Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space"; "Locate the boundaries of the property"
  3. assign a location to; "The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles"
  4. settle: take up residence and become established; "The immigrants settled in the Midwest"
  5. (locating) placement: the act of putting something in a certain place
  6. (locating) localization: a determination of the place where something is; "he got a good fix on the target"
  7. In finance, a locate refers to an approval from a broker that needs to be obtained prior to effecting a short sale in any equity security, i.e. to "locate" securities available for borrowing.
  8. locate is a Unix utility first created in 1983 used to find files on filesystems. It searches through a prebuilt database of files generated by updatedb or a daemon and compressed using incremental encoding. It is significantly faster than find, but requires the database to be updated regularly.
  9. Locating is a process used to determine the location of one position relative to other defined reference positions. Locating is applied for location measuring of mobile objects and is not to be confused with surveying, which is utilized in reference to stationary terrestrial objects. ...
  10. To place; to set in a particular spot or position; 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; (colloquial) To place one's self; to take up one's residence; to settle.
  11. (Locates) Determining address of persons for legitimate reasons either openly or discreetly, depending upon the request and circumstances.
  12. (Locating) To find a specific (possibly known) item
  13. Process by which a non-custodial parent (NCP) or putative father (PF) is found for the purpose of establishing paternity, establishing and/or enforcing a child support obligation, establishing custody and visitation rights, processing adoption or foster care cases, and investigating parental ...
  14. Find files, see Section and Section 4.4.4.
  15. An operator's or its contract locator's physical demarcation of the location of an underground pipeline.
  16. information concerning the physical whereabouts of the noncustodial parent or the noncustodial parent's employer(s), other sources of income, or assets, as appropriate, which is sufficient to take the next appropriate action in a case.
  17. Click to locate the selected test definition in the test plan tree.
  18. A West product feature that allows you to restrict the number of documents in a result to those containing particular terms, whether or not the terms appear in the original query.
  19. To find an element in the DGN file.
  20. Discovery by survey methods.
  21. v.  discover the exact position or place of
  22. The name given to a request for a vehicle to be found in dealer inventory and delivered quickly ("out of stock").