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noun British English pronunciation: location /ləʊˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable] the place or position where someone or something is or where something happens

    We have not found a suitable location for the new offices.

    Have they managed to pinpoint the location of the boat yet?

    a secret/undisclosed location:

    The talks are taking place at a secret location.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the process of finding out the place where someone or something is

      Location of replacement parts is very difficult.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a place where a film or TV programme is made away from a studio

    The castle has also been used as a film location.

    on location:

    a thriller filmed entirely on location

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