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The word locus (plural loci) is Latin for "place". It may refer to:


  • Locus of control, the degree to which people believe that they have control over the outcomes of events in their lives, as opposed to external forces beyond their control
  • Locus (genetics), the position of a gene, or other significant sequence, on a chromosome
  • Locus (mathematics), the set of points satisfying a particular condition, often forming a curve
  • Root locus, a diagram visualizing the position of roots as a parameter changes


  • Locus (magazine), a monthly trade journal devoted to the science fiction and fantasy publishing industry
    • Locus Award, presented to the winners of Locus magazine's annual readers' poll

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