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LOCATING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does locating mean? 

LOCATING (noun)
  The noun LOCATING has 2 senses:

1. the act of putting something in a certain place
2. a determination of the place where something is

  Familiarity information: LOCATING used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LOCATING (noun)


Sense 1locating [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of putting something in a certain place

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

locating; positioning; location; emplacement; placement; position

Hypernyms ("locating" is a kind of...):

activity (any specific behavior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "locating"):

fingering (the placement of the fingers for playing different notes (or sequences of notes) on a musical instrument)

superposition (the placement of one thing on top of another)

set (the act of putting something in position)

repositioning (the act of placing in a new position)

implantation (the act of planting or setting in the ground)

planting (the act of fixing firmly in place)

orientation (the act of orienting)

interposition (the act of interposing one thing between or among others)

apposition; collocation; juxtaposition (the act of positioning close together (or side by side))

stratification (the placing of seeds in damp sand or sawdust or peat moss in order to preserve them or promote germination)

superposition ((geometry) the placement of one object ideally in the position of another one in order to show that the two coincide)


Sense 2locating [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A determination of the place where something is

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

localization; localisation; locating; location; fix

Context example:

he got a good fix on the target

Hypernyms ("locating" is a kind of...):

determination; finding (the act of determining the properties of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "locating"):

echo sounding; echolocation (determining the location of something by measuring the time it takes for an echo to return from it)


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